Moving Exchange 2016 Logs from C: drive to another Drive:

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  1. NinjaPirate

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    Hi all,

    We need to move the following log file location on our 2016 Exchange server running Server 2016 Datacenter a different drive on the same server.

    C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\MessageTracking
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\Hub\Connectivity
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\Hub\ProtocolLog\SmtpSend
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V15\TransportRoles\Logs\Hub\ProtocolLog\SmtpReceive

    Can any advise the best way to do this? is it as simple as changing the folder paths through EAC\Servers\MX Server\Transport logs

    Thanks.

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  5. NSanity

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    FWIW my standard for Ex2013/2016 deployment is;

    C Drive - 60GB
    E Drive - 100GB (Exchange + Logs)
    Mount points for DB's - 250GB
    Mount points for Logs - 100-250GB (depends on how much migration you do between backups)

    Transport logs are super useful when you need them, and having to dig up through backups for them sucks balls.
     
  6. Doc-of-FC

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    great, I can fit all of those VMDK's on my WD red 5400 drive :)
     
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  7. NSanity

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    I want my databases to understand and appreciate latency
     
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  8. Doc-of-FC

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    then partition the drive into 4 datastores and use Storage IO Control to reserve IOps /s
     
  9. PabloEscobar

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    Make sure the databases end up on the outside of the disks.
     
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  10. NSanity

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    its what records crave!
     
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    NinjaPirate

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    thanks all the info. I've manged to move them now.
     

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