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Installing Exchange in an organization 2007 2003 Exchange (Part IV)

Written by Xaus Xavier Nadal on September 14th, 2008

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Right now we have a fully productive 2007 Exchange in our organization and without 2003 Exchange has affected their functioning.

In this post I'll show you how Move Database and Transaction Log on the Exchange 2007.

During installation I've been checking the mail service availability and at no time synchronization has failed me, I have performed several tests, connect to a mailbox by OWA (working properly), for OWA to connect to a remote secondary server (running correctly), I have also tested that could send mails between recipients from different servers (working properly) at the time of installation, and at all times the service is not interrupted (As it should be).

ITEM ...: As we have installed Exchange 2007 on a version of Windows Server R2003 2 we must modify the firewall to accept this traffic from other servers because otherwise we can not manage Exchange 2007 or move mailboxes from Exchange servers 2003 and from a client can not access to a new server owa Exchange 2007.

To accept traffic to Windows Server R2003 2 access to the configuration of the firewall and mark options (Internet Mail Server (SMTP, 25) and Secure Web Server (ssl, 443)) to send emails and access to OWA, but if we want to have all the functionality we or uncheck the firewall or search for ports that are used to move mailboxes ... (I have not had time to research this, so if any of you know what are you appreciate it all).

Now I am going to explain how Move Database and Transaction Log on the Exchange 2007 which, as explained in the post: Installing Exchange in an organization 2007 2003 Exchange (Part I) you should save on disks other than the operating system installation.

I remember that for the Mailbox server was a very good option to have a discs to accommodate the database in our case unit E: and other discs to hold the Transaction Log in our case unit F:

So first we will move the current database to its corresponding disc.

NOTICE: To do this we must remove the database (I'll explain later) in this procedure users have their mailboxes on that database will no longer be mail until we ride it.

Let's begin:

Move Exchange Database 2007:

First of all we will create the necessary folders destination where we will move the database in the unit E:

Create a folder at the root of the unit called First Storage Group since the database we will be moving this (you can put the name you want, but I recommend it a descriptive name for the content of it.

We are placed above the database:

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and with the right mouse button click on Dismount Database in the box.

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just click on Yes.

Now You press again with the right mouse button on the database and click on MDatabase Path ove ...

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just click on Browse ... and look for the folder you just created on a drive other than the operating system.

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Check that you put Completed and You press Finish.

In case you do not want to move the transaction log now click with the right mouse button on the database and Mount Database to mount the database and allow users to continue working with your mail.

If we want to also move the transaction log must leave the dismounted database.

Move Exchange Transaction Log in 2007:

First of all we will create the necessary folders destination where we will move the database in the unit F:

Create a folder at the root of the unit called First Storage Group since the database we will be moving this (you can put the name you want, but I recommend it a descriptive name for the content of it.

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Press the right mouse button on First Storage Group and about Move Storage Group Path in the box.

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In section Log files path: click on Browse ... and select the folder you just created in the unit F:

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click on Finish whenever the message set Completed.

And now, click with the right mouse button on the database and Mount Database to mount the database and allow users to continue working with your mail.

Create new Storage Group in Exchange 2007:

Microsoft recommends that databases occupy no more than 100 GB if we do not have local continuous replication and if we had it we have databases 200 GB maximum, so sure we create more than one base data and that no more than one Storage Group.

Each Exchange Server Enterprise can use up to fifty groups of a maximum storage and each storage group can contain up to five databases each with a maximum size of 16 TB, so we could get to have 250 databases (Amazing).

Let's see how to create new storage groups:

First of all we should be on the screen Server Configuration -> Mailbox as we were doing so far:

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With the right mouse button somewhere white will press the tab Database Management and will press the down New Storage Group.

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Write the name of Storage group name in our case is Third Storage Group.

will press Browse paragraph Log files path and create a folder on drive F: where so far we are keeping the log files. (We have called the Third Storage Group.

will press New because currently I will not explain what the local continuous replication (LCR, Local Continuous Replication).

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In case it is Completed will press Finish.

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Now click on Third Storage Group and click on the dropdown New Mailbox Database.

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Fill the field Mailbox database name: with the name of the database you want to create, in our case will be called Third Storage Group and field Database file path: Click on Browse to locate our database in the corresponding route as we have done so far in a folder on the drive E: call Third Storage Group.

click on New.

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click on Finish to complete.

We will continue with further explanation in another post.

See you soon.

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13 Responses to "Installing Exchange 2007 in an Exchange organization 2003 (Part IV)"

  1. Ricardo Senky Says:

    I need your help

    I have this scenario
    2003 with exchange server 2003 your database 140 a mailbox, the primary disk server failure
    I had to change server and install exchange server 2008 2007 was created domain user accounts and mailboxes on the exchange 2007

    Now the question is:

    as the post office that database (2003 exchange) to exchange database that is newly installed 2007 Eye direccioens mailing the new mailboxes are the same as above

    Thank you

    Ricardo Senky

  2. XaviXaus Says:

    OMG you go one mounted.

    The right steps have been installing a 2003 restore Exchange database on the Exchange 2003 and move the mailboxes to the new Exchange 2007 "without having created before."

    What I recommend is to install a virtual server for example and you restore Exchange mailboxes 2003 there and go later moving to the new server, but if you already have created mailboxes is also a problem, or will the charges or by restoration tool such as ontrack power controls you restore mailboxes from the database. edb directly on users' mailboxes.

    I guess you have databases of the old exchange intact no Do?, If so, with ontrack power controls can restore directly from the old database to a user folder for example located in the new exchange server 2008. You can purchase a license for at least 250 1 single server mailboxes. Tell me and I hope you do a discount.

    I do not see many other options to this problem. If you succeed to solve otherwise please coméntame-it here.

  3. claudia Says:

    xavi hello I need your help

    I am a computer science company and I have to create a first storage group on a server 2007 but not how to create, within the "server settings" I get the server called xprueba, but in "server settings" on the mailbox option, I get nothing, as I can bring up here and to create a store first group

    thank you very much for your help

  4. Andrew Says:


    In a scenario of a structure with Exchange servers 2 2003 one front-end and a back-end should be taken into account or some other procedure described him before the post 4 can achieve a successful migration to Exchange 2007.

    Thank you

    Andrew B.

  5. fernando Says:

    if the server where I have installed the exchange server is 2003 additional domain controller when I migrate to Exchange Server 2007 also have to be additional domain controller? and yano usauri server 2003 exchange server?

  6. XaviXaus Says:

    Good fernando.

    It need not be a domain controller, but think that a domain controller near the Exchange if it is necessary because it performs many LDAP queries that want to work fast.
    You can create a domain controller server regardless of the Exchange server, of course.

    Finally when you have all the roles, teacher exchange, directives, offline address book, etc ... moved to the new Exchange server and you 2007 Exchange 2003 shut down the server.

  7. fernando Says:

    what is the difference of migration and transiscion?

    With this setup you do the exchange 2007, would leave aside the exchange server 2003??

    or this installation the exchange 2007 2003 work together with exchange?
    or replicate the two mail servers?

    to the exchange 2007 isntalar tutotial according to this, I can leave the exchange 2003? or necessarily also have to be correiendo the 2003 exchange server?
    good nose if I leave understanding

  8. XaviXaus Says:

    Good fernando,

    All we do with this system is implemented in an organization 2007 Exchange Exchange 2003. If you want to delete all Exchange servers 2003 are other steps.

    I'll try to explain in other articles. Read the blog and in the future will see.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    I have a database exchange is in perfect 2003
    only need to access it to get information from some mailboxes.
    I installed SBS and Exchange 2008 2007.
    Is there any way to mount this database or read the mailboxes
    therein are obtained.
    my e-mail is [Email protected]

    Thank you.

  10. George Says:

    hola. infaestructura made the tutorial according to your good, but when I want to prove that everything is going well: I believe a user on exchnage server 2007 and entered the OWA for that user and all perfect.
    after exchange with another user server2003 send mail to exchange server user 2007 and the message arrives without problems.
    BUT when from the exchange server to send mail 2007 user has a mailbox in exchange server 2003 the message does not arrive.
    can you tell me what would be the problem.

  11. German Says:

    Hello, along with congratulations for the support you give want to make a query, my scenario is as follows:

    I have a server with Exchange 2008 2007 sp2, computer backup our company told us that we must make the process of separating the database and transaction log of our First Storage Group, initially was of the form X: \ Exchange \ mailbox \ First Storage Group and within the latter were 4 our databases.

    They parted as requested each database in its respective directory including the following structure Log in X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ First Storage Group \ basedatos1 and so on until the basedatos4 and the \ Logs.

    The theme is

  12. German Says:

    Hi, I congratulate you for the help and support of our doubts ...

    I mention, I have a server with Exchange 2008 2007 sp2, we had to separate databases and transaction logs to different directories at the request of our company backs for a project in which we are working.

    Initially the structure was X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ First Storage Group \ in which were the 4 databases, post-separation structure was as follows: X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ First Storage Group \ basededatos1 ... until the basededatos4 and the \ logs, all within the first storage gruop.

    When running an application that indicates whether or not it meets the requirements, this indicated that even the databases were in the same directory, then the question is whether the separation of databases corresponding to separate different directories on the same First Storage Group or definitely have to get them out of this directory ... This was done following the procedures according to the wizard to move both the databases and the log prior to dismount the databases ..

    Thanks for your time ...

  13. xavixaus Says:

    Good German.

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I tell you, what you've done is create several subdirectories but always within the same directory.
    What I recommend is that the databases are in different directories, but not subdirectories.

    I mean, what you should do is separate databases

    X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ DataBase1
    X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ DataBase2
    X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ DataBase3
    X: \ Exchange \ Mailbox \ DataBase4

    No need to put Storage Group because it does not matter what name you put to folders, even an improvement would be if they were in a LOGS Hard Drives and other databases, but that is consumption records and think not your case.

    It can even be as follows:

    X: \ Database1
    X: \ Database2

    Y: \ LogDatabase1
    Y: \ Logdatabase2

    etc ...

    I hope I have explained clearly.

    A greeting.

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