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Move database and logs for exchange 2010

I need to move the database and the logs from one drive to another new drive that I will be adding to the server from the san.
I also need to move the C drive to the new storage.
I know I can move the database and the logs from within the EMC, does this cause down time for the users while this is moving and when I move the logs, do all of the logs get moved when I initiate that move inside of EMC?
The server is a vm, so I planned on moving the C drive via the Storage vmotion while the server is running. Is this ok?
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d3ath5tarCommented:
All logs will get moved and yes you will have down time unless you are running a DAG, in which case justs witch over to the other server.

The server will be put into a frozen state dueing the storage move.

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vmichAuthor Commented:
No there is no dag at this time...
Any idea on the C drive move via Vmware and the storage vmotion?
Though I would ask here in case you know.
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d3ath5tarCommented:
As I said, when you svmotion (at least it does this on ours) the server will go into a frozen state while the storage replicates.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Sorry missed that..
But when I move database and logs via EMC, there wont be down time for that correct?
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d3ath5tarCommented:
There will be down time while the mailstore and logs.

A/.
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d3ath5tarCommented:
....are moved..... (stupid fingers hit wrong key :) )
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vmichAuthor Commented:
Ok thanks
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d3ath5tarCommented:
NP.

:)
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shahravishCommented:
Storage vmotion is set to allow you to move between data stores. if you are moving it, it will cause the serve rto quisce which will drop connectivity for a while, but not for long. Mostly users don't notice any downtime, but if you have ping enabled you will see some dropped requests. however, if you can , it is best scheduled with no user intervention or usage on the server.

For the exchange migration, there will be downtime, depending on the size of the database/logs. Essentially, the infromation store service is stopped and database dismounted whilst hte data is being moved.
For storage vmotion, you shouldn't see that long of a downtime! The idea os storage vmotion is to allow you to migrate between datastores in a running environment.
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shahravishCommented:
howoever, vmware's datasheet does mention you will see no downtime when using storage vmotion, in an actual environment we have seen a few packet drops, however users don't notice any downtime as such.
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d3ath5tarCommented:
Hence my comment about the server going in to frozen state. It will have pause periods during the move.
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vmichAuthor Commented:
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