[ExchangeList] Re: relocating storage location

  • From: "Evan Mann" <emann@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2006 20:24:14 -0400

I don't think ESM moves them for you.  Every time I've moved a store I
dismounted them, manually moved the files, and remounted using the new


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[mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jabber Wock
Sent: Saturday, October 07, 2006 7:58 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [ExchangeList] relocating storage location

Hi all,
On a Exchange 2003 server, I am trying to move one Storage Area from one
drive to another.  So I went into the ESM, properties of the Storage
Area, and changed the location from the old drive to the new drive
(having created the necessary empty folder tree on the new drive where I
wanted the storage storage database files to be moved to.  The DB files
are about 4G and 2G in size (EDB and STM). 
As expected, I got a message that the database will be dismounted, is it
OK?  I said OK.  The database got dismounted in a few seconds, then got
remounted a few seconds later, with a "success" message.  So far so
good.  In fact, too good, since I expected a 7GB move to take more that
2-3 seconds! 
Sure enough, on checking, the DB files are still in the old location.
The new drive is not showing any EDB or STM files but there is a tiny
tmp.edb file there.  However the ESM is showing all the mailboxes, and
as far as I can tell, all users are also able to see all their mailboxes
as before, no issues. 
So when do the database files get physically moved?  or did I jave to
physically move them myself??!!
TIA and Best regards

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