Move my exchange store

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?
TrailShredderIT ManagerAsked:
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waleedaCommented:
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
dave_itCommented:
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.
waleedaCommented:
my answer was faster :)
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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
By moving the database, do you simply mean moving it via windows explorer, drag and drop.  After dismounting of course.
waleedaCommented:
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
TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
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?
waleedaCommented:
Are you talking full backup of your databases?
TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
I'm talking can I just delete them in windows explorer if they are from 2009?
waleedaCommented:
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

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TrailShredderIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
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!
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