I have Exchange 2000 running on Compaq ML 530.
ML530 have dual channel raid controller connected to two drive cages.
There are 2 9.1GB drive mirrored in the first cage and 3 18.2 GB drives
connected as Raid 5 to the second channel.
9.1 mirrored drives has two BASIC partitions 5.16GB and 3.16GB
First partition 5.16GB (Drive C:) is system and 3.16 is free (drive F:)
Raid drives have one dynamic partition 34GB (drive E:)
When I am looking at the space left on drive C: it says total 5.16 and 446mg
If I check virtual drive M: it shows me the same reading as C: drive total
5.16GB and 446 Free.
When I look under Exchange System Manger First Storage group properties both
transaction log and system path location is E:\exchange\mdbdata. Both
mailbox store and public folder store database location is also pointing to
Exchange\mdbdata is currently 3GB is size while mydomain.com on M drive is
My questions are:
1.. Why is M: and C: drive looks the same while both log and database
located on C:
2.. Am I going to hit the limit on virtual M: drive?
3.. How to optimize exchange for best reliability /performance without
rebuilding exchange from scratch.
Thank you very much for taken your time to read. Any suggestion will be