Can someone explain me how to get 2 Exchange servers in the same domain (not oranization as I know about multiple Exchanges in same organization)? The need for this is to have different exchange databases on different servers but within a same domain.
My actual problem is;
my exchange server database is nearing engulfing whole hard drive and now stands at around 500GB.
I have removed/archived lot of mailboxes, but the problem is, it is still showing the same size and I cannot defragment it because of the time it would take. I can't keep my server off for such a long period.
I can't plugin more HDDs as bays are already full.
I can't do a full fledge Hard disk change, because in about 8-9 months time, this server will go offline (with all other servers scattered in different countries) and a central server will take care of corporate emailing.
As of now I have two solutions keeping in mind all above (better suggestions are always welcome):
1. Install another exchange server within same domain in Master/Slave environment and transfer mailboxes to that server's new database. I need info on this.
2. Install new hard disks using "Direct Attach Storage" solution.
Second option seems to be good but I don't know about performance issues with DAS and Exchange. Please suggest; which is the better one of the above or any other good option.
Thanks in advance.
September 8, 2008 5:59 PM
September 10, 2008 5:22 PM