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Exchange 2010 move/reconfiguration

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I'm wanting to reconfigure my current Exchange 2010 deployment, I feel that the original setup wasn't done properly. The original setup consisted of C: (600GB SAS RAID 1) this contains OS and E: (1.9TB SAS RAID 5 - 8x 300GB SAS) on this Exchange was installed along with any other application.

Ideally I would like to reconfigure everything to C: (600GB SAS RAID 1) OS and Exch install, E: (300GB SAS RAID 1) Exch Logs and F: (RAID 10 SAS with 6 drives?) for Exch EDB.

Is it possible to move and reconfigure without having to reinstall Exchange? If not, what is the best course of action to take?
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-->I feel that the original setup wasn't done properly
Please explain.  Are you talking about storage configuration or Exchange configuration?
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Storage configuration. I would have preferred to keep the installation location, log files and edb separate
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I don't have additional hardware available, also no ready access to hyper v.

If there's no way of doing it I'll just keep it as is and replace the RAID 5 with RAID 10 and restore from an image.
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You try is to stop all the exchange services n try to take an image n restore partition by partition as per your requirement.
FYI it is not a recommended approach because of exchange running on the OS.
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We make use of StorageCraft ShadowProtect, makes backup and recover a breeze. It will restore the partition exactly as it was, same ID, MBR and whatever else.
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Thanks for the info, will keep it on hand, might need it.
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