Best Practice to clone an Exchange 2003 HD that contains the log files Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Home › Forums › Messaging Software › Exchange 2000 / 2003 › Best Practice to clone an Exchange 2003 HD that contains the log files This topic contains 2 replies, has 2 voices, and was last updated by ITLondon 7 years, 6 months ago. Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) Author Posts ITLondonMember September 5, 2011 at 4:59 am #156083 Hi, We need to upgrade the Hard drive in our exchange 2003 server. The DBs are not held on this server but the logs are. I’ve got software that can clone the HD while it’s still running, but I’m concerned about the log files if I do this while exchange is running. Would this OK: Clone the HD, let exchange run as normal while cloning. Install the image to the new HD. Once the new HD is ready, dismount the stores, make a copy of the log file folder. insert the new HD, copy of the latest log file folder and then re-mount the store. Will this be okay? What would you recommend? Thanks for help, advice. OssianModerator September 5, 2011 at 5:03 am #185087 Re: Best Practice to clone an Exchange 2003 HD that contains the log files Call me paraniod, but IMHO, if you can afford the down time: Stop email flow Backup IS (therefore truncate logs) Dismount store / stop Exchange Services Clone drive Remount store Restart flow Alternatively, can you put in a temp drive, move the log files (or use the C drive or something), add the new drive, then move the log files back? ITLondonMember September 5, 2011 at 10:28 am #337757 Re: Best Practice to clone an Exchange 2003 HD that contains the log files Thanks you. Author Posts Viewing 3 posts - 1 through 3 (of 3 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.