Need to copy databases on external disk Exchange 2010

Hi everyone,

I have to copy databases to external disk. For that I created an additional Exchange server and created passive copies for all databases on that server. Now I have to move those passive copies on external disk. What can be the best way to do that ?
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It's not 100% clear, but since you mention "passive copies" I assume you're talking about a DAG, and it's a standby, but up-to-date replicated copy?

The bad news is that in a DAG, all the copies of the database MUST be stored in the same path.  In otherwords, if you stored your DB in "E:\Databases\MailDB1" then it MUST be on that same path on every DAG replica.

You would have to make your external drive appear to be on that path to make that work in this case, which is definitely possible, but you'll have to remove the replica to mount the external drive as the proper drive letter, and/or mountpoint on the system, then reseed the database.

Alternatively, if you are talking about just taking a copy of a static, offline copy of the database, then it should be as easy as copying the DB files and logs over to the external drive.  

If this doesn't explain enough, give us some more detail and we can help more..
Exchange UserSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Hi everyone,

So I created a 3rd dummy mailbox server and added all database copies on that server. After that on the EMC, I removed the new database copies for that server but they were still there on the disk but now they were not a part of the DAG. So I then easily copied them onto the external disk. I dont know if I did it correct but this worked for me.
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