Solved

Move my exchange store

Posted on 2011-03-17
11
276 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I currently have a small business server 2003 running exchange.  I am running out of disk space and need a rather quick fix.  My server has a RAID array consisting of 3 SCSI drives.  My server has 6 SATA ports of which none are being used.  My thoughts are to take a 500GB SATA drive and install it in the server.  Most of the space on the server is being consumed by exchange data.  How can I move my exchange data to the new drive?
0
Comment
Question by:EagleCrusher
[X]
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
11 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:waleeda
ID: 35159565
dismount the database and from the exchange management console change the database path, means move the database file and change the path to look at the new location then mount the database
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:dave_it
ID: 35159567
Dismount the databases, and then move them to the new drive.  Then, in Exchange System Manager, right-click on each database you moved, select Properties, and then browse to their new location.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:waleeda
ID: 35159578
my answer was faster :)
0
Free eBook: Backup on AWS

Everything you need to know about backup and disaster recovery with AWS, for FREE!

 

Author Comment

by:EagleCrusher
ID: 35159597
By moving the database, do you simply mean moving it via windows explorer, drag and drop.  After dismounting of course.
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:waleeda
ID: 35159610
actually if you change the path the exchange management console it will automatic move it, but its better if you can move it by copying it first and then you can delete the old one, i mean you will have a copy as a backup, you can use if somthing goes wrong
0
 

Author Comment

by:EagleCrusher
ID: 35159830
OK ... Now that I start poking around some based on some of your instructions above.  I notice that I can free a ton of space if I can get rid of some old transaction logs.  Is it safe to just manually delete some of them that are over a year old?
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:waleeda
ID: 35160091
Are you talking full backup of your databases?
0
 

Author Comment

by:EagleCrusher
ID: 35160123
I'm talking can I just delete them in windows explorer if they are from 2009?
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
waleeda earned 500 total points
ID: 35160152
Not sure, because I don't know what in your backup strategy, full backup or incremental or what
Better if you have the space just move the database
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:EagleCrusher
ID: 35182846
This didn't resolve my question directly but pointed me in the right direction to solve my issue.  Learned that depending on the type of backup the logs get deleted using ntbackup.  Since the backup, my logs are cleaned up and now I do not need to move my database to another drive.  Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Instantly Create Instructional Tutorials

Contextual Guidance at the moment of need helps your employees adopt to new software or processes instantly. Boost knowledge retention and employee engagement step-by-step with one easy solution.

Question has a verified solution.

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

This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
After hours on line I found a solution which pointed to the inherited Active Directory permissions . You have to give/allow permissions to the "Exchange trusted subsystem" for the user in the Active Directory...
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

707 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