Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Move Storage Group Path


Move Storage Group Path



Today’s video shows you how to move storage group path in the Exchange Server 2007.
We know that the first Exchange storage group and mailbox database are automatically created as part of Exchange’s installation process.  There are situations where it is desirable to move these files to another location, however.  This is especially the case since the storage group path is located on the C: drive by default, which is the system volume of the underlying Windows Server operating system.  As this is not optimal, the files will need to be moved to another location.
To move the Exchange storage group file, first select the desired storage group from within the Exchange Management Console.  The option “Move storage group path…” will appear under the Actions pane.  In addition, the wizard can also be initiated by right-clicking on the appropriate storage group and selecting the “Move storage group path…” option from the menu.
Within the Move Storage Group Path wizard, use the browse button to scroll to the appropriate location for the Log files path and the System files path.  Once ready, simply click on “Move” to initiate the move.  A warning that about databases and storage group are being temporarily dismounted will be shown; click on “Yes” to proceed.
When completed, a warning about being unable to mount the database will be shown.  Simply click on “Finish” to exit back to the main menu.  There, you will see an icon as a little down arrow and a gray circle beside the Exchange storage group that was moved. Click on the affected database, and select “Mount database” to mount the database.  Once this is completed successfully, the icon changes back to normal.
We hope you found this lesion move storage group path helpful and will see you in the next lesion.

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