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how to move exchange data

How do i successfully remove Exchange 2007 databases to another drive? the customer has the Log and mdb database on the C:\ drive and this drive goes out of space.. How do i safely move this to for example drive E:\?
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Renato Montenegro RusticiIT SpecialistCommented:
Using the Management Console go to Server Configuration / Mailbox

Right-click on First Storage Group and select Move Storage Group Path
This will move the log files and update the system path.
 
 Right-click on Mailbox Database and choose Move Database Path
 This will move the database files.
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Renato Montenegro RusticiIT SpecialistCommented:
During the move, the databases will be dismounted, hence, will become offline until the process is complete.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Another way to do this would be to create the new database and log directories on the E drive. In this situation you would have two different databases then using the exchange managment console you could move the users from the old DB to the new one.

Ive done something similar because we had some issues with drive space and whitespace in the DBs.
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Malli BoppeCommented:
I recommend you to create a newdatabase on the E drive and just move the mailboxes. This way your whole database won't be offline.When using this enable circular logging.
Once the mailboxes are moved. Turn of circualr logging and delete the old mail store.
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databoksAuthor Commented:
I can't create a new databases since they hae a  very very very slow internet connection. So the backup software will back all these new data up again, it will take years..

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Malli BoppeCommented:
I can't understand the link between creating a new database and slow internet conenction .how are they related.
Are you no doing local backups.
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databoksAuthor Commented:
Sorry - mboppe.. My mistake. Off course there is no relation between a new database and slow connection.

Will try to make a new database on the new partition, and move the mailboxex over there.
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