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How to Change Database File (.edb and .stm) Locations in Exchange

This article was previously published under Q270693
SUMMARY
This article describes how to move Exchange databases by using Exchange System Manager.
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To move Exchange databases:
  1. Start Exchange System Manager.
  2. Locate the server that contains the databases (stores) that you want to move.
  3. Under the server, locate the storage group that contains the databases that you want to move.
  4. Right-click the appropriate database.
  5. Click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  6. Click the Database tab.
  7. Click Browse next to the Exchange 2000 database to select a new location for the .edb file.
  8. Click Browse next to the Exchange 2000 streaming database to select a new location for the .stm file.
  9. Click OK or Apply to apply your changes, or click Cancel if you do not want to apply your changes.
  10. If you clicked OK or Apply, you receive the following warning message:
    You are about to perform the following operation(s)

    • change the Exchange database location
    • change the Exchange streaming database location
    To perform the requested operation(s), the store must be dismounted which will make it inaccessible to any users.

    Do you want to continue?
    (Only the operations that you have chosen are listed in the warning message.) The warning message contains a Yes and a No button.
  11. Click Yes if you are ready to proceed, otherwise click No.
  12. If you clicked Yes, the stores (databases) are dismounted, moved, and remounted. When these procedures are successfully completed, you receive the following informational message:
    The database files have been moved successfully
  13. Click OK in the informational message to finish.
For additional information about how to change the location of the transaction log files (.log) and temporary files (.chk and .tmp) in Exchange 2000 Server, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
270694 How to change log file (.log) and temporary file (.chk and .tmp) locations in Exchange 2000
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Article ID: 270693 - Last Review: 12/03/2007 04:35:00 - Revision: 3.5

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