RE: Exchange Server Database Move and Backup

  • From: Danny <nocmonkey@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 20:31:36 -0400

Joe, also make note of John's advice:

On 4/21/05, John Tolmachoff (Lists) <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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.

Furthermore, Joe, what is your disaster recovery plan for this server?
 DR is not a matter of "if"; it's a matter of "when".

You should consider:

1) Increasing disk space elsewhere, rather than moving your Exchange
DB's to the same drive/partition that your OS is on.
2) Setting up a new server if your biz can afford it. A question for
the powers that "be" - how much is your email worth? How long can you
go without it for?
3) Setting up a temporary server to move the mailboxes to, then
re-configure your original server so that you have A) More space B)
Exchange and the OS on different drives.


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