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    I have SBS 2003 with exchange and the disks are setup as below

    C: - System Disk (Operating system)
    G: - Data (Raid Volume exchange database is held here)
    H: - Backup (USB connected 1tb disk)

    The G drive has became fragmented and I would like to run a defrag this weekend. I was planning on completely shutting down the server over the weekend to do this, BUT.... could I shutdown the exchange services copy the database to H: change the store properties to reflect the new location bring it up and run the defrag?

    Then after defrag has completely reverse it all back?


    Thanks in advance for the advice....

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    Re: Moving the exechange database

    Yes you can.
    http://www.petri.com/move_exchange_s...erent_disk.htm
    Beware: Some hardware suppliers (HP) limmit the USB speed to discourage the use of USB disks.
    Last edited by Killerbe; 20th August 2007, 12:25.
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      Re: Moving the exechange database

      Thanks Killerbe, I guess I should have searched 1st!

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        Re: Moving the exchange database

        If you are already at it, check the Event (Application) logs to see how much white space is in the Exchange database and defrag it also. you just might gain even more space than you thought! But make sure you have a good backup first!
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