Mailbox database in SBS 2011 - Size issues
Posted on 2011-10-09
We have a new SBS 2011 server in our office and it's been running great for a few weeks now and we started to set up and move our mail in house over the weekend. Things were going well and we were able to send and receive as DNS updates were taking place. We have two partitions on our server c: 120 gigs and d:342 gigs. Prior to moving the mail in house we used the Backup and Server Storage wizard to move the Exchange database, Sharepoint, and User files to the D: drive so we would not have to worry about space. We currently only have four users on this server.
First question is that I noticed when checking on the location of the Exchange (mailbox database), it shows that Mailbox Database path is D:\program files...... which is where we wanted it....but the log folder path is still to the c:\program files \microsoft\exchange server.....folder on the c:drive. Should we, can we move the log folder to the D: drive as well??
The Public folder database is the same, should it be moved as well??
Second question....... all of sudden after moving the mail in house our C: drive has gone down to little or no free space. No obvious reason for this at first. But after doing some looking I found that at C:\program files\microsoft\exchange server\v14\mailbox\mailbox database folder... has nearly 62gigs of data in it...???? Checking each users mailbox we might have a total of 6 to 7 gigs of email....and it should be on the D: drive........ Looking at this 62 gigs of data it's all text files except for a catalog data folder in there as well.
Are these the exchange log files and should they have been moved with the mailbox database to prevent this space issue from occuring?? Should i change the path so that these log files are stored with the mailbox database??