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Exchange Database Creation and Mailbox Migration.

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Hello Experts,

I am hosting the emails of another external domain on our exchange server 2010. Hence, I need to create separate mailbox database and need to move mailboxes to newly created mailbox.

Please  experts help me how to achieve this and what precautions I have to consider.

Thanks in advance.
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There isn't anything to it. Just create the new database in the usual way through EMC, match the settings for the new database with the old and do a move mailbox request. Users will get kicked out of Outlook right at the end (asked to restart Outlook), but that is about it.
The only thing to watch is the build up of the transaction logs and then ensure it is in your backup schedule.

Simon.
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Currently I have 2 drives  D for Mailbox Database and other for logs

D:\Mailbox\Database\Domain.edb
E:\ Logs

I want to move the mailbox to
D:\ mailbox\Database\Company2\Company2.edb

Is it necessary to logs ?  
BTW, I didn't understood by this  " The only thing to watch is the build up of the transaction logs and then ensure it is in your backup schedule."

Thanks Simon for help.
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Logs have to be located in a unique directory for each database.
Therefore I usually create a directory called Exchange Transaction Logs, then a sub directory for each database below that.

A for the second comment - it means what I wrote. Moving mailboxes generates transaction logs and you need to ensure that your backup is setup to include the second database.

Simon.
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Hi,

Need to clarify one more thing that Can I keep same Logs folder for both database ?
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No. That is why I said you need to use a unique database for each database.

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Thanks Simon for the help.
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