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expanding disk space for Exchange Server 2010 in a VMware environment

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The C drive on my Exchange Server 2010 has only about 5 GB (10%) space free.  This Exchange Server is in a VMware environment.  Can I add more disk space to the C: drive through vSphere, as I do with other servers?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
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Yes, this can be done very easily....

see here

HOW TO:  Resize a VMware (VMDK) Virtual Disk

Just check you have no snapshots, and IDE disks do not support reize.

Once you have re-sized the VMDK, you will need to expand the OS Partition...

Select Disk Management, Right Click the Volume, and select Expand, this assumes C: drive is the only partition on the disk?
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I personally would move the Exchange DB to a separate partition. This is inline with best practices and allows for better management of the Exchange store.   This also gives you the opportunity to create a new store and move all the mailboxes shrinking the Exchange DB ( kind of like an almost live defrag.)  of you can just move the whole DB ( 200 GB took approx 2 hours  to do )

move DB ( will take whole DB offline)
http://mistech.com/how-to-move-exchange-2010-mailbox-database-to-another-drivepartition/

move mailbox to new DB (only will take mailbox that is in progress offline)
http://www.petenetlive.com/KB/Article/0000864.htm
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