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Exchange server DB disk full

In our exchange server, they cofiqured D drive for exchange installation. its total capacity 546 GB. now its free space is only 70 GB.  they configured storage group in this drive only. how i can increase the disk space now,

please help to me solve this issue.
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you can backup the database to flush the logs.
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If you are not backing up your server, you can enable circular logging and then that will flush the old logfiles, then you MUST immediately backup your databases and then disable circular logging.

My article has details for what to do:
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if possible, run backup, it will purge the Transaction log
Whats the size of database? and which version you are using? 2003/2007/2010?
Looking at the tags for the question - it says Exchange 2007!
Immediate solution is to clear logs by backup or by circular logging.

On hardware Constraint.
1. Please add additional Hard disks configured on RAID as required
2. create a volume without label.
3. Mount it to the folder which requires more space.
What kind of server is it?
How many disks does it already have?
If its more than one is it using RAID (and if so what RAID)?
Does it have any spare drive bays?
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Hard disk size is -546 GB
current db size - 462 Gb. we are using windows 2008 Server. after the backup transaction logs are not flushed. still it showing same size. file size is not increased.

i dont have any spare drive on that machine.
So the server only has one drive then?

If so, your best bet is to take a full backup, replace the drive with a bigger one and restore the backup.

It might be better to take the opportunity to upgrade (and certainly less disruptive) and buy a new server with a bigger disk reinstall all your applications and TEST everything and then restore your exchange server DB
yes i have another hard drive space 500 GB.
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