Exchange 2007 transport

Posted on 2013-09-04
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Last Modified: 2013-09-13

I  m having exchange 2007 transport server installed in E drive which is from SAN disk and I moving this disk to new SAN since my Old SAN will be decommissioned soon. So what i did i add the new disk in hub transport server as disk F and stopped the disabled the exchange services and copied the data from E to F with appropriate permission?

After changed the drive letter E to G, F to E. I set the exchange services automatics and i rebooted the server, I found that all services are started other that Exchange transport service. What could be the issue? I checked the file & folder permission are same in the old and new drive for Exchange folder.

As of now I have reverted back to old drive which is working fine,

I need a inputs to fix this issue. Thanks in advance.
Question by:Haribaskaran
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by:Malli Boppe
ID: 39465821
I don't think that's a proper way to do it. You should be removed the role and reinstall it.

Author Comment

ID: 39465869
I canot effort more down time for this server. So I am trying this option even I did the same thing earlier it worked but this time only I am getting this issue. Could you please explain
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by:Malli Boppe
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It would be better to do it  in a proper way  which you know would work.( removing and reinstalling the roles).

 If you still want to go  ahead check the hub transport server configuration. Make sure that it points to the new drives.
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by:Adam Farage
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I have to agree with mboppe, what you did was simply break the installation.

You need to uninstall and reinstall the role.
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by:Vijaya Babu Sekar
ID: 39466208
This is not the proper way. if you are running RAID\VMware , you can configuring mirroring or Snapshot\clone backup and restore with help of VM ware. so you can continue with out downtime.


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Haribaskaran earned 0 total points
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Finally I completed moving this Exchange binaries to new San disk with the help of Microsoft rich copy tool

Stopped the exchange services
Copied the program files folder with same security & attributes options.
Renamed the New drive as E.
Brought the services up.
I did not see any issue all are working fine.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39489636
I cannot go for uninstall and install which I am not sure I can restore the same setting and I did not want to take more down time. So I used the method I believe this one was good.

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