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exchange 2010 db data and log Volume(recreated) removal of old?

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Exchange 2010 using RAW disk direct LUn access on a SAN.  Several DBs, while DB6Data(M:) and DB6logs(mounted volume on M:) was corrupted months ago. At the time I worked through and created a new drive and worked with MS get things working off new SAN access and windows volume as DB6_Data(E:) and DB6_Logs(mounted volume on E:).  So months later now I need to delete that old volume and then the DS on the SAN, regaining the space.  I should have done this when it was fresh in my head, but...

Question is how do I make sure that nothing is updating that old drive M:  as far as the db and logs?  I just want/have to be absolutely certain I am not going to cause any issues with Exchange production env.  

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by:Sushil Sonawane
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Check your currently database and log files point to which drive. If it's pointing to M drive then you will be safely delete the M drive database and logs files.
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by:dee30
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i think sushi you dind't mean to type if pointing to m then delete m.  Also,i'm looking for specific insights/instructions/explanations.  Thx
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by:Sushil Sonawane
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Sorry it's typing mistake..

Check your currently database and log files point to which drive. If exchange database and logs files pointing to E drive then you will be safely delete the M drive database and logs files.
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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If there was would have come up as a Event or some other way to you ....

I would however recomment you to check with EXBPA
Also check the DB and Log location for the rest of the DB through Shell

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Rancy can you expand on the exchange shell commands to use and use of EXBPA if not already available on the server and route to check with that tool once I gain access to it.  Thx
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by:Manpreet SIngh Khatra
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EXBPA is available on www.exbpa.com .... not sure if it has for E2K10

Get-MailboxDatabase "DBName" | FL

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by:dee30
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the EMS get-mailbox shows me the path for the new location of the DB  "eDbFilePath" line.  But is there something that will show/confirm the ldf log file path.  Is there a buil in SQL manager for exchange 2010 when intsalled 2008 server? Ive never seen one.
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Get-MailboxDatabase does shows the log file location as well
I dont think SQL is part of Exchange 2010

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