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Moving Mailbox Database copies to another drive (Exchange 2013)

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I have two Exchange 2013 servers with Mailbox database copies on them (passive copies). I would like to move the copies onto separate drives. I'm using the documentation from Microsoft, but the directions don't seem to work or I'm missing something. It says to remove the copies first, move the database to the new location, then add the databases. How does exchange know where to locate this database if I'm not given the option to specify the path of the database copy?
Goal:
Have Active databases on (D:\) Drive
Have Passive databases on (E:\) Drive.
Both servers.
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Question by:Domenic DiPasquale
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You need to have identical paths for your Exchange Database and Log drives. This is a must when working with DAG's.

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by:Domenic DiPasquale
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This is my current configuration
D:\Exchange Databases\Mailbox Database <Random Number>\Mailbox Database <Random Number>.edb
LogPath: D:\Exchange Databases\Mailbox Database <Random Number>\
I've created another drive (E:\) and created the same folder configuration:
E:\Exchange Databases\Mailbox Database <Random Number>\Mailbox Database <Random Number>.edb
Will this work, or am I only allowed to have the copies on the same drive as the active database(es)?
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by:Will Szymkowski
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What ever you have configured for your DAG D:\ = data E:\ =logs that is the exact setup you need on your passives nodes.

Will.
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by:Domenic DiPasquale
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I was able to resolve the issue by moving one of the active databases to another drive. And recreating the passive databases. Thank you for your help.
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