RE: exchange ate up my hard drive

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2002 10:04:37 -0400

First, You should not have your Database and log files in the C: drive
for various reasons. The best practice is always put Database and logs
in a separate drive from C:. If possible put database in a physically
separate drive from the logs. Second, you should always enable quota for
your users. If not you will run into this problem more than once. Third,
have a nice backup application such as Backup Exec or Arc serve to
backup your Exchange database and flush committed logs automatically.

Finally, to change the location of your current database, right click on
the Mailbox Store - click on Database tab - click on browse buttons to
select a different drive and folder. This will automatically move your
database to the new location. But bewared this will dismount your
database. Use the same location for both edb and stm files. Apply your

Right click on the Storage Group - Properties - General - Change the
Transaction Logs location to the new drive also if required.



-----Original Message-----
From: Harel [mailto:harel_zahavi@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 7:34 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] exchange ate up my hard drive

i was wondering if anyone knew if it is at all possible to change the
mdbdata directory in exchange 2000, it has grown to full capacity on my
server and i now i have no c drive. is there any way to break it yup
accross multiple hard drives or is my only way to start to set up
mailbox quotas? also what happened to the performance optimizer utility
for 2000?

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