Mailbox Database Properties > General Tab
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1
Topic Last Modified: 2006-11-22
Use the General tab to view the properties of a mailbox database, change its name, specify the database maintenance schedule, and more.
For more information about managing mailbox databases, see Managing Mailbox Databases.
Use this tab to view and configure the following attributes of a mailbox database.
This unlabeled box at the top of the tab displays the name of the mailbox database. You can change the name of the database by typing a new name in this box.
- Database path
This field displays the full path to the Exchange database (.edb) file for the selected mailbox database. To view the entire path, you may have to click the path and use the RIGHT ARROW key.
You cannot use this field to change the path. To change the location of the database files, close Properties, right-click the database, and then click Move Database Files. You can also change the location by using the Move-DatabasePath cmdlet in the Exchange Management Shell.
- Database copy path
If local continuous replication (LCR) is enabled for the storage group that contains the mailbox database, this field displays the location of the copy of the mailbox database. To view the entire path, you may have to click the path and use the RIGHT ARROW key.
For information about enabling LCR for a storage group, see Managing Local Continuous Replication.
- Last full backup
This field displays the date and time of the last complete backup of the mailbox database.
For information about backing up Exchange databases, see Using Backup to Back Up and Restore Exchange Data.
- Last incremental backup
This field displays the date and time of the last incremental backup of the mailbox database.
This field displays whether the mailbox database is mounted or dismounted.
For information about how to mount or dismount a database, see the following topics:
This field displays the last date and time that the mailbox database was modified.
- Journal Recipient
Select this check box, and then click Browse if you want to specify a journal recipient. For information about journaling and journaling recipients, see Overview of Journaling.
- Maintenance schedule
Use this list to select one of the pre-set maintenance schedules.
You can also configure a custom schedules. To configure a custom schedule, in the Maintenance schedule list, select Use Custom Schedule, and then click Customize.
- Do not mount this database at startup
Select this check box to prevent Exchange from mounting this mailbox database when it starts.
- This database can be overwritten by a restore
Select this check box to allow the mailbox database to be overwritten during a restore process.