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i have  exchange 2010  running , OS partiton is on raid 1 and exchange database is on raid 5

i was convinced i have moved the database location to the raid 5 ,  however my OS is showing a growing edb file also

any ideas on where i went wrong ??

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Public Folder database?
(although,in most organizations, they don't get used that much, so won't be growing by much).

You can always double check where the database is actually located using either the EMC or EMS.  Possibly you moved only the log files location, perhaps?
 
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Hi kaffiend,

They dont use public folders

I Moved the database using the EMC GUI??

Any other ideas ?

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As suggested, You need to move both DB and Logs
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd351168.aspx
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What's the name of the EDB file? Maybe it's the message queue database, that needs moving too.
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Do EMS
Get-mailboxdatabase |fl
That should show you the database location
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In the EMC, go to "Organization Configuration" > "Mailbox"  (on the left)

Select the "Database Management" tab (in the middle)
You will see the location of the database and log files in that window.
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Where did you leave your logs ?

Is it still on C:\ Drive ?
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And if you answered Yes to the above question, then you have another problem >> Backup has not been setup on Exchange.

Please do so as soon as possible.
Please configure backup to flush logs after backup.
If it's a small org / small database - you can configure Full Backup.

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Ok

It seems  the database has not been moved ,

I have tied to move the  database but experience errors

see below

Error:
The .edb file path is not available. There is already a file named 'E:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox\Mailbox Database 0524049512\Mailbox Database 0524049512.edb' in the file system on server 'SERVERNAME.'
Parameter name: EdbFilePath
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Sunny

I am running  storagecraft on the server ,  so i have full system backup of both

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Great.
Glad to know you have full backups.
I think you have an error to confirm that the move didnt take place, so you know where the problem is.

Another question:
a) Did you set up the database as a LCR /SCR cluster / Did you enable database copies ?

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Sunny

I dont recall ,  exchange was setup out of the box , i followed a doco on migration from sbs 2003 exchange to standalone exchaneg 2010

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I used this

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2881-Migrate-Small-Business-Server-2003-to-Exchange-2010-and-Windows-2008-R2.html

What should i do next ,
server is working but OS drive is running out of space and performance is dropping
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Further  to this

It seems  that the database edb file was moved  to the e drive  but a copy was left on the os drive

is this normal

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We could ask you more questions about your setup to try and figure out what is wrong to try and correct the problem.

In my opinion, the fastest way (assuming your install is in somewhat decent shape), is to do this:
Create new mailbox database on the other partition (using a different folder path)
Then, move all your mailboxes over to the new database.
After all mailboxes have been moved, delete the old mailbox database
If all that goes well, and the old mailbox database files were not removed, you can manually delete the file itself.

(You can do all this from the EMC)

Be sure to specify the other partition when you create the db

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