Also keep in mind that it's best practices to keep your databases and log files on different drives, not just different partitions, but a physically diffrent set of spindles. This gets even more important if your running on an older, underpowered server. George Taylor Systems Programmer Regional Health Inc. _____ From: Yu, Joy [mailto:joy.Yu@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:37 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: move database Rick: I saw you have helped a lot of people. Thanks for your questions and any input. I have exchange 2000. The current drive has three database plus all the log files. The total space is 60GB. Now just has 5GB left. The database I plan to move has 10GB .edb file and 3GB .stm file. The new drive has 70GB total and has 37GB free. This is a very old server. I haven't done offline defragmentation for years. Depends on most people from our group and the other resource, I feel I'd better not to do it. Correct me if I'm wrong. I did find in the EventViewer, the eventide 1221, I have 7GB, 20GB, 8GB free space for three databases. Joy _____ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rick Boza Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:17 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: move database What version of Exchange? Depending on the answer to that, you are either moving the entire database to the new, bigger drive, or you could be adding an additional mailbox store and just moving that mailbox. Really need a bit more info - how big is the drive your database is currently on and how big is your target? What caused you to run out of space? Was it just the Exchange database, or log files, or something else entirely? From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Yu, Joy Sent: Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:07 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] move database I need to move one of the mailboxes to a different drive since the current one doesn't have enough space. Microsoft has several articles tell I need to change the database location. What should I do with the database file on the current drive? If the answer is move the new drive, will it be overwrite? I'm sure this is a very easy question for most of you. I have searched on google. I haven't got the answer yet. Thanks for your input! Joy ***Note: The information contained in this message, including any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Sender immediately by a "reply to sender only" message and destroy all electronic or paper copies of the communication, including any attachments.