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    hi exchange lover,
    I have a case with exchange system 2003 as following:

    the system has a cluster which contains 2 server. the exchange databases(2 database) are stored in drive D:. now this drive is full, and i cannot delete files in it to increase space. so can i issue a new exchange server in this system to move one database to this new server? and addition, can i configure this new server is not reside in this cluster?

    thanks very much,

  • #2
    Re: exchange error

    You cannot move databases between servers.
    You could create a new Exchange server that is standalone, then move mailboxes to the new server.

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    • #3
      Re: exchange error

      hi sembee,
      thanks for response,
      i'm sorry, yes, my mean like you said, i can move successful mailboxs to other server, but i'm confuse my cluster has virtual IP address and outlook client acccess mailbox via this IP, if I move this mailboxs to other Server with new Ip address Then have occur a error from outlook client!?

      so could you explain for me that when I move mailboxs to other Server then how configure to clients access successful still them's mailbox?


      thanks very much

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      • #4
        Re: exchange error

        When you move mailboxes to another server it is updated in the domain and Outlook is redirected automatically. Nothing has to be done on the client for that to happen.

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        • #5
          Re: exchange error

          From memory though keep the old server on until all clients have accessed the new server as it will redirect.

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          • #6
            Re: exchange error

            Once you move your databases to new storage, you should consider defragging them, as it can reclaim a ton of space if the DBs are old enough.

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            • #7
              Re: exchange error

              Originally posted by Bertmax View Post
              Once you move your databases to new storage, you should consider defragging them, as it can reclaim a ton of space if the DBs are old enough.
              Defragging Exchange databases on a cluster isn't something that should be done because it will break the cluster. It also involves extensive downtime of the entire cluster while you do so, therefore there will be no benefit to doing that here.

              It is also not something that is recommended and can result in data loss.

              The better method is to create new databases and move all mailboxes in to the new database. Then delete the original to reclaim the space. Zero downtime, zero risk. Although in this scenario I don't think either option is available due to the lack of space.

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