MailBox Database Creation on other Drives except default location

I want to create the mailbox databses on other Drives like D, E or F etc. ( other then default in C system drive). Should I need to take anything into consideration before doing this?  or I can simply open ECP and can set the drive D to create the mailbox databse as mentioned in below screenshot.


Moreover, what is mount point for Exchange Database and Logs?
Muhammad AsifSenior Solutions ArchitectAsked:
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Paul MacDonaldDirector, Information SystemsCommented:
The only penalties for moving Exchange databases and logs are the same for any other database - speed and accessibility.  It's considered not optimal to put databases and log files on the same drive.  Also, if your drives are not local drives (SAN, NAS, mapped, etc) there may be latency involved that slows things down.

I'm not sure what you mean by "Moreover, what is mount point for Exchange Database and Logs?"
Todd NelsonSystems EngineerCommented:
You need to consider disk space based on what you feel the size of the DB will need to potentially grow to.  However, disk size really isn't an issue anymore with virtual environments.

With regard to optimization, personally, it is best not to have the DBs and logs on the system partition.  However, most companies do not employ storage environments with different RAID configs to provide any benefit to separating the location of the logs to a different drive from the DBs.
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