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Move-DatabasePath

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-15

Use the Move-DatabasePath cmdlet to set a new path to the location of a database on the specified Mailbox server and to move the related files to that location.


Move-DatabasePath -Identity <DatabaseIdParameter> [-ConfigurationOnly <SwitchParameter>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-EdbFilePath <EdbFilePath>] [-Force <SwitchParameter>] [-LogFolderPath <NonRootLocalLongFullPath>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

When you use the Move-DatabasePath cmdlet, consider the following:

  • This cmdlet fails if it's run while the database is being backed up.

  • If the specified database is mounted when this cmdlet is run, the database is automatically dismounted and then remounted, and is unavailable to users while it's dismounted.

  • This cmdlet normally can be run on the affected Mailbox server only. An exception is that this cmdlet can be run on an administrator's workstation when using the ConfigurationOnly parameter with a value of $true.

  • This cmdlet can't be run against replicated mailbox databases. To move the path of a replicated database, you must first remove all replicated copies, and then you can perform the move operation. After the move operation is complete, you can add copies of the mailbox database.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mailbox Database" entry in the Mailbox Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

Identity

Required

Microsoft.Exchange.Configuration.Tasks.DatabaseIdParameter

The Identity parameter specifies the GUID, distinguished name (DN), or name of the database.

ConfigurationOnly

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The ConfigurationOnly switch specifies whether the configuration of the database changes without moving any files. A value of $true changes the configuration. A value of $false changes the configuration and moves the files. The default value is $false.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

EDBFilePath

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.EdbFilePath

The EDBFilePath parameter specifies a new file path for the database. All current database files are moved to this location. The default location is <ExchangeInstallDirectory>\Mailbox\LocalCopies\MBDatabase.edb. This file path can't be the same as the path for the backup copy of the database.

Force

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Force switch specifies whether to force the command to execute without asking for user confirmation. Use the Force switch to force the command to execute without asking for user confirmation.

LogFolderPath

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.NonRootLocalLongFullPath

The LogFolderPath parameter specifies the folder where log files are stored.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example sets a new path for the mailbox database specified by the mailbox database name. To perform the move operation, the database must be temporarily dismounted, making it inaccessible to all users. If the database is currently dismounted, it isn't remounted upon completion.

Move-DatabasePath -Identity MyDatabase01 -EdbFilePath C:\NewFolder\MyDatabase01.edb
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