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How to Run Eseutil /Y (Copy File)


Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

You can use the Exchange Server Database Utilities (Eseutil.exe) /Y copy file mode to copy database files or log files. For the best speed and stability, you should run Eseutil /Y from a command prompt on the copy destination server rather than from an intermediate location.

For more information about understanding the Eseutil copy file mode, see Eseutil /Y Copy File Mode.

Before performing the following procedure, make sure you log on by using an account that is delegated membership in the local Administrators group on the computer that you are running the copy file operation.

  • To perform a copy file operation, type the following syntax at a command prompt on the copy destination server in the destination folder and press ENTER:

    Eseutil /Y \\server_name\d$\Mailbox_Database.edb
    Replace server_name with the appropriate server name and replace Mailbox_Database.edb with the mailbox database name.
  • To copy a mailbox database file from server1 to your current location, run the following command:

    Eseutil /Y \\server1\d$\Mailbox Database.edb
  • To copy a mailbox database file from server1 to server2 specifying the full path and file names for both source and destination, run the following command:

    Eseutil /Y \\server1\d$\Mailbox Database.edb /D\\server2\d$\Mailbox Database.edb
    Unlike the default copy command, you must use the /D switch when you specify the destination location. There is no space between the drive letter and the destination path unlike the source path (as shown in the example).

You can see the complete command-line reference and syntax for Eseutil /Y by typing eseutil /? at a command prompt, and then by selecting Y for copy file mode.

For more information about Eseutil, see the following topics:

To ensure that you are reading the most up-to-date information and to find additional Exchange Server 2007 documentation, visit the Exchange Server TechCenter.
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