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Change DB file location (.edb and .stm)

By michaelh ·
I just added 68GB on a RAID 1 to our exchange server, I want to move the .edb and .stm file to the new drive as it is growing out of its current location. I've looked at the Microsoft Article: Q270693 (http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q270693 on moving the files, however it doesn't mention anything regarding the M: drive exchange creates.

Does anyone know how it will affect this or will it at all?

Are their any other precautions I should keep an eye out for asidefrom creating a backup?

Any help would be appreciative,

Thanks

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by timwalsh In reply to Change DB file location ( ...

As long as you follow Microsoft's instructions for moving the database files, no other aspect of Exchange operation should be impacted.

One aspect of a backup that many people neglect is actually attempting a restore. Sometimes this is not always practicable, and I wouldn't reccomend attempting on your productions server. But if you have the luxury of being able to create a standby server, attempt a restore and make sure it actually works.

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by NetTek In reply to Change DB file location ( ...

You do not say what version you are using. Since you have STM files, I am assuming you have Exchange 2000 and not 5.5. There is no longer the Optimizer feature in Exchange 2000. To move databases:

Open the Properties dialog box of the mailbox orpublic folder store you want to move, then switch to the Database tab. Note that you can move the .stm and the .edb files independently.
To move the transaction logs, right-click the storage group (SG) that contains the logs you want to move, openits Properties dialog box, and click Browse in the Transaction Log Location.

Moving these files has some effects: When you move an .edb or .stm file, the associated database is dismounted, and then remounted when the move finishes. When you move transaction log files, the entire SG becomes unavailable. In addition, moving databases or logs invalidates any existing incremental or differential backups, so make sure you take a good full backup before you perform the move.

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