I want to move the Exchange Server Data on an SBS2011 server with minimising downtime The Exchange Store has around 300Gb of data that I want to move to a new disk and I have so far done the following:
On the disk that I want to use to expand the data store I have created a temporary Exchange Database.
Using the Exchange Management Console I have moved all mailboxes from the default Exchange database to the temporary database. This has taken several days.
I have done an offline defrag of the original database so it now contains nothing and is small.
All good so far, so the intention now is to move the Exchange Server Data to the new partition and when the Wizard has finished move all of the mailboxes back to the default database created by the SBS installation and move forward on the new larger disk.
My question is, will the SBS Wizard only recognise the default database for the purpose of moving the Exchange Server Data and ignore the new temporary database but keep the links hence reducing the move time?