Unable to create Exchange 2013 database on server with different drive letters

I have an exchange 2010 server (virtual server Hyper-v) set up with only a C drive containing the database and log files, etc. I now have a new exchange 2013 server that i would like to move users to so i can decommission the old 2010 server. The new server has a C drive (exchange OS) and a D drive (for databases and log files). Since the original server only has a C drive i am having problems creating a new database or log file on the new server because the drive letters don't match the 2010 server. So...without having to do too much changing....can i add a couple of drives to the old server (create a D drive) and move the database and log file there somehow? Then i can keep my new exchange server and begin adding new databases to it so i can eventually moves users there. Hope this all makes sense and someone can help with a step by step to accomplish this. Thanks so much!!
Frank FerrerIT ManagerAsked:
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manuverhaegenSystem & Storage AdminCommented:

You can move your database to a other drive
Move exchange database from c: to d:

Open powershell

this show all the databases:

get the status of the database:
Get-MailboxDatabase -Status "MDB101" | Select Name,Mounted                      

Move the database:
Move-DatabasePath "MDB101" -EdbFilePath "D:\Mailbox Database\MDB101.edb" -LogFolderPath "D:\Mailbox Database"

Move of the database can take time.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
The old server should have nothing to do with the way that you can configure the new server.
What error are you getting when you attempt to create the new databases?
Make sure that you are creating the databases on the correct server in the wizard - it could be selecting the wrong server.


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Frank FerrerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks. Here are the steps i am taking on the new server and the results. I connect to Exchange Admin Center. Highlight 'Servers' then while i have the new server highlighted i click on the 'databases' tab at the top and then clicked the plus sign to create a new database. The next screen shows The Mailbox Database name and then you can browse and choose the server. I chose my Exchange 2013 server and then made sure the Database file  path and Log folder path show the D: drive of the 2013 server. 'Mount this Database' is also checked.

As soon as i choose 'Save' the message i receive is:


When i looked up that error online i read something about the 2010 server's database is on a C drive only and that the 2013 server needs to be the same? I may be incorrect as well.

Any suggestions on next steps?

Frank FerrerIT ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the help everyone. I made a mistake and tried to add the new database on the incorrect drive. Once i created on the correct drive i was good to go. Thanks!!!
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