Moving Exchange 2007 Email database to data drive on SBS 2008
Posted on 2013-06-07
I have a Dell PowerEdge server with a 500GB hard disk (RAID1) partitioned into a 60GB C: system partition, and a 402GB D: data partition.
All email and public folders etc are on the C drive, and needless to say the server is constantly running out of space.
There's a couple of hundred free GB on the D: drive. I want to move all email to the D drive.
I'm not sure of the difference between moving the Storage Group Path, and moving the Mailbox Database.
Assuming a folder "D:\Exchange Server" etc. on the D drive, I assume I would do this:
1. Open Exchange Management Console.
2. Expand Server Configuration, Mailbox
3. Right click Mailbox Database, and select Move Database Path...
4. Browse to the new location "D:\Exchange Server\Mailbox\First Storage Group\ and select Move.
5. Do the same for the Public Folder Database, putting it in "D:\Exchange Server\Mailbox\Second Storage Group\
Is it okay to move both the First Storage Group *and* the Mailbox Database, or is moving the mailbox database the main concern when wanting to get space back on C drive?
Actually, I could just set up an identical path in D, and then just change C to D on all four items, right?
Also, I assume moving the databases etc. has no bearing on the users' Outlook setup?