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    Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

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    by thetechguy ·

    We are plannning to upgrade from Exchange 5.5 to Exchange 2000. Some people suggested to use the volumes mounted to some directory instead of partitions for Exchange databse storage.

    for example–
    instead of “E:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb” use “C:\mnt\group1-data1\mdbdata”. In this example group1-data1(on a volume) is the store path mounted to c:\mnt.

    What is the advantage in using volumes instead of simple partitions ?

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      Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

      The ability to increase the size of the volume using free disk space. Partitions have a set size and one would have to use a 3rd party partitioning tool to increase the size of the partition [often times a tricky business].

      • #3384723

        Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

        W2k has the ability to use dynamic disk volumes instead of basic disks and partitions. This is an extremely useful measure for increasing the size of volumes due to ever increasing new programs or all the service paks, security fixes that come alongthe way.

    • #3384617

      Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

      by thetechguy ·

      In reply to Exchange 2000: Partitions Vs Volumes

      Once the volume is created, How is it possible toincrease the volume size ?

      Can you please explain ?

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