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Restore Exchange Database to a different file

Posted on 2012-03-21
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Howdy,
I ran into the situation the other day where we had to move the Exchange database and logs files to a different location on the server).  The actual Exchange and SBS wizards would fail on the moving of the files due to corruption we were experiencing.
From what I could tell I could create a new database file or move an existing database file only.  We needed to actually point Exchange at a different database file and logs completely.  These files were also on a different drive letter.  I could not find a way to accomplish this.  Is there a way?
BTW, we got around it in a very round about manner by creating a new partition, having the desired exchange files on it, and swapping the drive letters with the running Exchange partition.
Thanks

Specifically this was SBS 2008.
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by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
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Very creative solution.  If this works and causes no other difficulties, then I suggest you stay with it.  Anything else you do just adds another possible point of failure.
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by:aiscom
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Ya, we got up and running just fine.  I was just curious if there was a "real" way to accomplish in case I face this sort of thing ever again.  Thoughts?
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by:aiscom
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Im supposing this really isnt possible then??
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Bump :)
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