Want to win a PS4? Go Premium and enter to win our High-Tech Treats giveaway. Enter to Win


How to setup Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database on Remote Server

Posted on 2010-09-08
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I am trying to setup a mailbox database on an extra server we have here specifically for archiving purposes.  Is there a way to create a database on a network drive? Or how can i go about doing this? We purchased the drives specifically for this machine and this purpose.
Question by:mnevoso
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • +1

Accepted Solution

Firmin Frederick earned 2000 total points
ID: 33628137
You can setup the database anywhere you like even to an external drive however I cannot say for certain whether you can use mapped drives.  Take note that running archive databases on an external drive is one thing but putting your main database externally may afect performance.  See attached:

LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 33628170
You can place the database anywhere, just make sure that the network drive is always accessible. In the Exchange Management console, go to Server Configuration --> Mailbox, click on the mailbox database(and the public folders if you wanna move those, too), and click "Move Database Path". Proceed to move it to werever you like.

Author Comment

ID: 33628180
It is giving me an error saying it needs to be a fixed drive. It is only archives for a journaling mailbox.

Modern healthcare requires a modern cloud. View this brief video to understand how the Concerto Cloud for Healthcare can help your organization.

LVL 14

Expert Comment

ID: 33628722
OK, you can trick the computer into thinking that the location is local by creating a junction point on the existing drive to the network drive. So if you create a junction point on the C: drive called "NewLocation" and point it to a network drive path, like "x:\NewLocation", the computer will think t at it's using a folder on the C: drive, when in fact it's on the X:\ drive. You can use a free program called Link Magic to doit;

Author Closing Comment

ID: 33896230

Expert Comment

by:Firmin Frederick
ID: 33896390
happy to hear you resolved this issue and many thanks for the points!

Featured Post

Learn Veeam advantages over legacy backup

Every day, more and more legacy backup customers switch to Veeam. Technologies designed for the client-server era cannot restore any IT service running in the hybrid cloud within seconds. Learn top Veeam advantages over legacy backup and get Veeam for the price of your renewal

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
Are you an Exchange administrator employed with an organization? And, have you encountered a corrupt Exchange database due to which you are not able to open its EDB file. This article will explain all the steps to repair corrupt Exchange database.
In this video we show how to create a Shared Mailbox in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Sha…
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
Suggested Courses

609 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question