Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Create a New Mailbox Database


Create a New Mailbox Database



 Creating a new mailbox database is the next task following the creation of a storage group.  Bearing in mind the best practice of one database per storage group where, the creation of a new Exchange mailbox database can be initiated by a right-click under the desired storage group and selecting “New Mailbox Database…”  An alternative would be to click on the “New Mailbox Database…” link on the Actions panel on the right to start up the New Mailbox Database wizard.
You will need to assign a mailbox database name and database file path in the New Mailbox Database wizard.  As mentioned in previous lessons, the database should ideally be on a disk drive that is separate from the operating system, Exchange Server installation and the location assigned for the log files generated by Exchange.
Finally, be aware that the “Mount this database” option at the bottom is selected by default.  This will cause the database to be mounted as soon as it’s created and should be unchecked if that’s not the desired course of action.
Assuming the checkbox is left unmodified; clicking on “New” will generate and execute the Exchange Management Shell commands for creating the new Exchange mailbox database and mounting it.  As usual, there is the option of typing CTRL+C to copy out the command for future reference.  Once completed, clicking on “Finish” will close the wizard. We hope this video helps you to create a new mailbox database.

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