When I went to Exchange training I was taught that a best case scenario would be to have different drives (physically, not just mapped) for the different parts. For Instance; * C Drive for OP System & needed programs (Exchange, antivirus, antispam etc.) o With a mirrored drive * D Drive for paging file o Doesn't necessarily need a mirror * E Derive for Exchange logs o Raid 5 * F Drive for stores o Raid 5 Our main Exchange box has two 9.6 Gig's for "C" (mirror), two 9.6 Gig's for "D" (mirror), three 18gig's for "E" (Raid 5), and an external box with 7 36GIG's for "F" (Raid 5). This way I'm redundant, as fast as I can be, yet not placing too much stress on any one drive. I know this doesn't work with everyone but it's been good to us. Doug Stelley Network Admin. Olean General Hospital (716375-7320 Results! Why man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. - Thomas Alva Edison -----Original Message----- From: Erhard Haniffa [mailto:erhardhaniffa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, May 08, 2003 9:19 AM To: [ExchangeList] Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange setup http://www.MSExchange.org/ Hey guys, We're about to begin deployment of exchange in our organisation. Is it recommended that when installing exchange you do it on a seperate partition to the system and also is it better to create another one to place the logs on? I was planning on having a partition for the mailboxes a seperate partition for the public folders and a seperate partition for the logs. Does this sound ok to you guru? thanks Ed _________________ Confidentiality Notice: The information contained in this message may be legally privileged and confidential information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible to deliver it to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any release, dissemination, distribution, or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error please notify the author immediately by replying to this message and deleting the original message. Thank you.