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    Hello,

    I want to move exchange mail boxes and log files to a Buffalo Link Station Duo.

    Is this possable or would I have problems.

    Any tips or guids would be great 've had a look on google and can't find any thing helpful.

  • #2
    Re: moving Exchange to NAS

    I presume you have found Microsofts Support Policy on Exchange on NAS?
    http://hellomate.typepad.com/exchang...ation_of_.html

    What scale is your environment -- what may work in a lab may not in a large scale environment
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    • #3
      Re: moving Exchange to NAS

      Small office only 4 people. Each mailbox is around 1gb

      The NAS is a Buffalo Share storage but not Windows approved so not sure it would work.

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      • #4
        Re: moving Exchange to NAS

        4 Gb mail store?
        Why do you want to move it off local storage?
        Tom Jones
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        • #5
          Re: moving Exchange to NAS

          I took over the managment of the Server which has 80gb split in two so there is 32gb on c and 35+gb on e

          E is full of client information
          c has exchange which was a bad idea by who ever installed it?

          C is now full and 15gb is mailbox stuff

          there is more than 4gb of mail any way I think I might be putting more hard drives in the server which is a :-

          HP Prolint ML110 G3

          got a thread open about putting 500gb seagate drives in.

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          • #6
            Re: moving Exchange to NAS

            OK, it was the 4 mailboxes "around 1 Gb" that gave me the wrong idea. Obviously the 4-times table has changed since I was at school

            Check if you have lots and lots of log files -- if so, do a proper backup (ntbackup if you are using 2003) and they will go
            Tom Jones
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            • #7
              Re: moving Exchange to NAS

              Sorry systemmail boxes show only a 1GB for each user. But tree size shows private.edb in exchange using 11GB and the private.stm using 4 GB??

              Not sure what these are.

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              • #8
                Re: moving Exchange to NAS

                You can't use a network location for Exchange data.

                The list of mailboxes in ESM does not show the true size of the mailbox. It only shows the data from one of the two databases that makes up the information store.
                Your only option is to put in additional hard disks and then move the databases using ESM, or get a new server with more storage.

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