Configuring Exchange Server 2007 CCR drive letter problem

Hi,

Do I have to create same drive letters in both Mailbox node ?

The new Mailbox server that I've just build only got C:\ drive so it is not a problem, but the existing Production Mailbox Server only got D:\ available to select.

Perhaps I must create A: and B: drive by removing the Floppy Disk Controller ? because somehow A & B drive is not showing up ?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Do I have to create same drive letters in both Mailbox node ? - Yes they should be same with all Subfolders as well.

A and B are system used so best to play with other drive letters and not Default used :)

- Rancy
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Joseph DalyCommented:
Yes both servers need to have the exact same drive letters, DB locations, and log file drives.

We are running a CCR cluster and have assigned the M driver for mail and the L drive for logs. This makes it a little easier to keep track of what should go where.
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
well, I do not have free drive letters anymore :-|

now I'm thinking to remove the Floppy drive controller (this is a VM) so thatI can use A: and B: drive.
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Joseph DalyCommented:
So you have all letters D-Z used?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Humm .... lets than try .... also does it has any DVD or CD drive letter used ?

- Rancy
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Yes they've been used all of them apart from A and B which I'm still figuring out how to create them :-|
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
let me ask you this as well ... how many DB's and Log drive ... how do you user them ?

Just trying to figure if we can break Replication for sometime with some downtime and try to have 2 DB's or Logs on one drive and work from there if we can :)

- Rancy
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Hm, do you mean two DB per Storage Groups ? --> I thought that is impossible for CCR ?
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
or does the drive have to be exact same size ?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
No no ... what i was think is that if your using one drive each for one DB or logs ... we can have Logs or DB for SG1\DB1 and SG2\DB2 and logs in 2 drives rather than 4 drives.

Let me know if thats not clear will try with some detailed explanation :)

- Rancy
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Ah ok,

because at the moment it's all everywhere like a mess with most of the disk space is around 0 - 100 MB free in the database disk while the log still in healthy condition.

yes that's what I'm planning to do, to consolidate like the following:

Drive A: RAID 10 LUN 1 Storage Processor A
SG1 DB1
SG2 DB2
SG3 DB3
...
SG11 DB11

Drive B: --> RAID 10 LUN 2 Storage Processor B
SG1 LOG1
SG2 LOG2
SG3 LOG3
...
SG11 LOG11

is that possible and according to the best practice ?
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
So you planning to have one Raid for DB's and other for Logs ... Right :)

Secondly how many Drive letters are used for Logs and DB's ?
If you have 11 each i assume that 22 are used and one maybe C for OS and rest 3 (A and B) ?

- Rancy
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
yes that's correct am I in the right direction ?
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Senior IT System EngineerIT ProfessionalAuthor Commented:
Thanks !
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project LeadCommented:
Yes you are my buddy !
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