Exchange 2010 on SBS 2011 VM disk space issues
Posted on 2016-08-31
I have a SBS 2011 running as a vm in hyper-v. The exchange drive is running low on space currently has about 18GB free. There is no other data on this virtual disk other than exchange database. We have space on the host to create a new virtual disk and the database is 175GB.
Question - Which is the best method that will create less downtime and issues
add a new virtual disk to SBS and then move the database using SBS console. concerns are how long it will take to move and if problems might be messy to fix.
Copy the exchange Virtual disk to a new location on host where we have more space and then expand the fixed disk from 200GB to 500GB. Boot VM back up and expand the exchange drive to 500GB.
Please can anyone advise which option may be best or any other alternative solutions