I have two exchange 2010 servers in a DAG. I have six databases total. Four are replicated and each server has one that is not. I am able to create a new database even though I have 4 in a DAG and one additional totaling 5 on each server. I am running Exchange 2010 Std so I thought I was limited to 5 databases but I created a new database on each server without issue. I need to move all mailboxes on 2 of the DAG databases to new databases.
For example, one database is almost 200 GBs. So I guess I will need to add that much space, minus the white space (which I am not sure how much but know there has to be a good amount), just to move the mailboxes. Once I move them and confirm they are working, I was going to delete the old database to reclaim that space. Is this the correct way to do it? Do I need to add 200 GBs of storage just to move the mailboxes off of this one database?
sorry if this isn't detailed enough or states the wrong things - I am tired today ;-). Please feel free to ask questions and I will answer them or just tell or link me to what to do.
THANKS A LOT!