I am Dale Hayter, a Microsoft and VMware certified Technical Consultant.

My blog has been built up over the years from my experience of working on an IT helpdesk and also from being out on-site.

Move Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database Manually

Normally you would right click on an Exchange 2010 Mailbox Database and then click “Move Database Path”. However sometimes this times out or it goes really slow.

There is a solution!! Dismount the mailbox store, then move it to the new destination, then use the command below :-

Move-DatabasePath -Identity "Mailbox Database Name" -EdbFilePath "Path and Filename of EDB in here" -LogFolderPath "Log File Path in Here" -Configurationonly

A real world example is shown below

Move-DatabasePath -Identity 'M-N Mailboxes' -EdbFilePath 'L:\M-N\M-N Mailboxes.edb' -LogFolderPath 'D:\Logs\M-N Mailboxes' -Configurationonly