Exchange 2003 issue with public folder store

I ran out of space on my Exchange server this morning and tried to move the public folder database files within ESM, but because there was no space it failed. So i manually copied them to a different parition.

How do i go about manually mounting them?
victordrAsked:
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R--RCommented:
Change the path in ESM pubilc folder. Open properties and select the database can be overwritten by a restore and mount the database.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
it said file already exists
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R--RCommented:
The path is same where you copied the database right?
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victordrAuthor Commented:
no it is a different path.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
it was e:\program\exchsvr\mbdata and i manually moved the files to z:\MBDATA.
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R--RCommented:
Or do one thing cut and paste the database to other location.
Then mount a new public folder database.
Dismount the database.
Copy the database to the current path.
Open the properties of the database and select the database can be overwritten by a restore .
mount the database.
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R--RCommented:
Change the path to z:\mdbdata
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victordrAuthor Commented:
i did and that is when it tells me the file already exists.
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R--RCommented:
You can check this the only thing is select the database can be overwritten by a restore.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822676
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victordrAuthor Commented:
do i check that box and hit apply and then go back in and try and change the path.
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R--RCommented:
Move the path using adsiedit.
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R--RCommented:
Change the path using adsiedit.
select the database can be overwritten by a restore.

mount the database.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
i have two exchange servers. the public storage is still on the other one.
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R--RCommented:
There can be two public folder in two exchange.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
right so why aren't the users able to access it then?
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R--RCommented:
Are you able to mount the database?
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R--RCommented:
Go to mailbox store database properties = general and on default public store select the public folder
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victordrAuthor Commented:
so i can select the other server? Will it restart anything?
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victordrAuthor Commented:
So i changed it and it worked.  Tonight i am going to extend the E drive and move the database files back. Then i will let Exchange move them.

This should work correct?
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R--RCommented:
Yes it should.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
to the extend the e drive on the VM should i just use diskpart in Windows or use gparted?
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R--RCommented:
Is it VMware
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victordrAuthor Commented:
yes
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victordrAuthor Commented:
Another question I have.  I removed the replication for the new server also. Once I add the public store back on the new server and add the replication back on the folders, will it pull the updated public folders from original server?
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victordrAuthor Commented:
I had also received this email at midnight. I don't think we have any limits set on our public folder store.

Subject: Public folder is over its size limit: EXH2
Importance: High

This public folder has exceeded one or more size limits set by your administrator.
The public folder size is 2297151 KB.
Public Folder size limits:
      You will receive a warning when this public folder reaches 200000 KB.You may not be able to send or receive new mail until you reduce the size of the public folder. To make more space available, delete any items that you are no longer using.
See client Help for more information.


also this E drive has the pagefile on it. I will need to move that before i use diskpart correct?
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victordrAuthor Commented:
I also noticed this in my queues on the new server under local delivery.

 queues
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victordrAuthor Commented:
This disk is a basic disk. Can i still extend it?
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victordrAuthor Commented:
you know i was thinking.. If i don't need any of the public folders in the database on the new server since they are on the original server, shouldn't i just re-create the databsase on the new server?
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R--RCommented:
Yes you can if you dont want the public folder.
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victordrAuthor Commented:
what about those entries in my message queue for the new server?
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