Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Create a New Storage Group in Exchange Server


Create a New Storage Group in Exchange Server



In order to create a new Storage Group in Exchange, it is necessary to first log in as a member of the Exchange Server Administrators role as well as a member of the local administrators group.  From within the Exchange Management Console, click on the navigation tree and expand Server Configuration and select Mailbox.  Next, select the appropriate server from the Results pane before clicking on the “New Storage Group…” link in the Actions pane.  Clicking on the link will bring up the New Exchange Storage Group wizard.
Information needed by the New Storage Group wizard includes the server name, a storage group name, as well as the location to place the transaction log files and the system files path.  Based on our earlier discussion about the Exchange storage architecture, we know that we want our log files on a drive separate from the ones holding the operating system and the application files for Exchange Server. The path can be selected by clicking on the relevant “Browse” button at this stage.
When ready, clicking on “New” and it will  create New Storage Group. Once completed, click on “Finish” and an additional Exchange Storage Group can be seen. Do note that there is no databases created at this point however, just the storage group itself.   To copy the Exchange Management Shell command used behind the scenes by the wizard to create the storage group, simply hit CTRL-C prior to exiting the wizard, and the Management Shell command will be copied.

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