We are in a temporary bind. Have Exchange 2003 on a separate Windows 2003 server from our windows 2003 domain controller. The Exchange 2003 server is old and we are going to migrate to a new server box with Windows 2008 server and Exchange 2010, but not for a few months.
We are almost out of space on the 36GB Exchange 2003 server. The log files are getting removed after backups with Backup Exec. It is the large EDB and STM files that are eating space.
Can the EDB and STM files be moved to an external 500GB USB drive as a temporary, 2 months maybe, solution??
Is it possible and what will be the performance hit is so?
We only have 15 users and the big issue is the owners uses a MAC that gets mail from the Exchange server but does not log into the network. He keeps thousands and thousands of old emails and sent emails. We have tried to get him to clean up but he doesn't want to and as mentioned he is the boss.
Can this be done and how?