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MS Exchange 5.5 Performance Optimizer

By raykkho ·
Scenario: I need to move the private and public information store onto the new HDD since the old drive is running out of space.

After successfully installed a new 4.5G SCSI HDD into my Dell PowerEdge, I formatted it using NTFS, close down all Exchange Services, change them into ?Manual ?starting to make sure they don?t got loaded into memory, and restart the server, all went well. I promptly started Exchange?s Performance Optimizer, all went well until the point where I COULD move the files but then the check box got gray out and the error message said one of the services did not stop properly and didn?t offer me to move the files. I already stop all Exchanges services and restart server before starting the Optimizer, why it said some services did not stop properly? All Exchange services can be stopped and started without problems.

I understand the folder files can be moved using Exchange Admin but I am not sure proper NTFS permission will be set using this method. Any advice would be much appreciated.

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MS Exchange 5.5 Performance Optimizer

by TPrinzo In reply to MS Exchange 5.5 Performan ...

I always run optimizer with the Exchange services running it, optimizer, stos them and test disks then I change the recomendation so the data goes were I want it and then the last step starts the services back up.

I have not had any problems doing it this way, actually used this on Saturady.

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MS Exchange 5.5 Performance Optimizer

by raykkho In reply to MS Exchange 5.5 Performan ...

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MS Exchange 5.5 Performance Optimizer

by chris hirst In reply to MS Exchange 5.5 Performan ...

You need the services running to allow the performance optimizer to complete the operation. If you do not want to restart the services there is a check box after the file move which will not start them.

Yes you can move the files manually if you wish but you then have to do so much registry editing to recreate the paths etc and if you miss somthing the whole thing fails and you run a very real risk of destroying the entire exchange database.
You will also find that space will become limited on your new drive, because the store size soon gets above 3Gb

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