RE: Exchange Server Database Move and Backup

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 22:41:30 -0700

That is why it is important to explain what exactly you are planning on
doing.

Yes, as a temporary measure, you can more it to the C drive.

The problem with having everything on C drive is performance.

John T
eServices For You


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe DeRuvo [mailto:joed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 6:09 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange Server Database Move and Backup
> 
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> John:
> 
> I have started with this company about three weeks ago.  Their intention
is to
> upgrade to Exchange Server 2003 (hopefully Enterprise Edition) from
Exchange
> Server 2000 Standard Edition.  Coming in to this company the D drive on
the mail
> server is at capacity (there is about 950 MB of free space left on D:).
There is 30 GB
> free on the C: drive.  I wanted to move the mail database to C:, run
utilities because
> there is some file corruption, and then proceed to setup and install
Exchange 2003
> Server on a new server the company puchased and migrate over the
mailboxes.  We
> are in the process of deciding on Exchange 2003 Enterprise or Standard
edition and
> purchasing CALs.   Would placing the databases on the C: on a temporary
basis be
> ok?    What problems may I run into placing the database on C:?  Thanks
for getting
> back to me.
> 
> Joe (direct # 415-493-3246)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Tolmachoff (Lists) [mailto:johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 5:20 PM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange Server Database Move and Backup
> 
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> 
> 1. Never ever ever even think of touching the M drive. None of us have any
> business touching it. It is a virtual drive for Exchange.
> 
> 2. You do not want your database files on your OS partition. Bad Bad Bad.
> 
> John T
> eServices For You
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: joed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:joed@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> > Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 4:28 PM
> > To: [ExchangeList]
> > Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange Server Database Move and Backup
> >
> > http://www.MSExchange.org/
> >
> > I am running Exchange Server 2000.  The server is partioned out with a
C:,
> > D: and an M: drive.  D: and M: are mirrored logical drives.  I would
like
> > to move the exchange database and streaming database from the D: to the
C:
> > drive. (C: drive has much more room).  Prior to the move I would want to
> > do a backup.  Which files and directories should I back up if I need to
> > restore the database to its original state? Also anything else should I
> > consider for the database move?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Joe
> >
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