exchange, storage, vmware
Posted on 2016-08-18
I have exchange 2007 mailbox server which is VM which has various storage groups.
Each storage group has a name like accounting, finance, CEO, field etc.
There are named drives like C.D,E, F,G.H.I,J,K, which are named as per storage groups
Like c drive is named after accounting where logs, chk, edb files reside for accounting database
Same applies for all other drives.
My exchange is sitting on SAN 2 some drives are mapped as raw mapped drives, Some drives are through vm ware where we have no problem. raw mapped drives mapped space cannot be increased for some reason my vmware guy mentioned that we need to move these all raw mapped drives drives to SAN1 as SAN 2 had developed some problem and we cannot increase the disk space through SAN2
What is the best way to move these drives along with all content in that drive letter like chk. Logs.edb
Should I stop all exchange services and then manually move the contents to another same drive letter on SAN1 or what is the best way.