Copy Exchange 2010 Database to another drive
Posted on 2014-01-17
Using SBS2011. Am looking to replace a dedicated hard drive that hosts only the Exchange 2010 EDB file (265gb) & public folders (not used) with a larger capacity drive. In addition to a backup that I have going to an external usb 2.0 drive, I wish to stop Exchange services & just copy the Exchange folders to the primary local drive on that server, replace the drive & then copy Exchange files back to the new drive. I believe it will be much faster this way then a Windows Image Restore of that partition. Will that work? Will there be permission issues on folders/files after the copy back? I wanted to use FastCopy for the copy & there was option of Copy Alternate Stream & Copy Access Control List?