RE: Disk partition for Ex2k with Disaster recovery....

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2003 01:16:42 -0400

Hi Hirantha <big wave>

First thing is C: should be NTFS not FAT16.

Split the transaction logs and databases up, you should not have the
databases and transaction logs on the same physical drive, if the drive
fails you have lost both.

Hope this helps

Mark Fugatt 
MCT, MCSE, Microsoft Exchange MVP 
Pentech Office Solutions Inc 
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-----Original Message-----
From: Hirantha Wijayawardena [mailto:hirantha@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:40 AM
To: [ExchangeList]


Hi! Expertise,


I'm planning to hookup another exchange 2000 server, with disaster recovery
in mind. So I read some Microsoft articles with related to disaster recovery
specially - Disaster recovery exchange 2000.pdf article. What they say is
you have to have 6 hard disks.


Unfortunately I do not have much $$$$ . so my plan is to have a 2 SCSI
Drivers - 18GB each and 1 IDE Hard Drive - 40GB, and the hard disk partition
scheme is..


FDisk 1 (IDE HD) - Driver C: (Fat16)-windows 2000 boot files and Active
drive, 100MB Primary partition

-          Drive d: (NTFS) - windows 2000 operating system files and swap
files Remaining capacity Extended Partition


FDisk 2 (SCSI) - Drive E: (NTFS) - Exchange 2000 files and additional server
applications, 100% full extended partition


FDisk 3 (SCSI) - Drive F: (NTFS) - transaction log files and database files.
100% full extended partition


Can I know from you all is this disk partition setups are ok!

This will give low performance due to use of the IDE HD?????????

Or this is not the way..


Thank you in advance 



Hirantha Wijayawardena

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Crescat Developments limited

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