How to Run Eseutil /Y in Copy File Mode
Topic Last Modified: 2006-06-12
You can use the Eseutil /Y switch to copy a database, streaming file, or log file. For best speed and stability, you should run Eseutil /Y from a local 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.
Type the syntax (as in examples below) at the local command prompt in the destinationfolder.
The following is an example of how to copy the priv1.edb file from server1 to your current location:
ESEUTIL /Y \\server1\d$\priv1.edb
The following is an example of how to copy the priv1.edb file from sever1 to server2 specifying the full path and file names for both source and destination:
ESEUTIL /Y \\server1\d$\priv1.edb /D\\server2\d$\priv1.edb
Note: Unlike the default copy command, you must use the /D switch when you specify the destination location.
The following is the command line reference that can be obtained by running Eseutil /? and "Y" from the Exchsrvr\bin folder:
COPY FILE: DESCRIPTION: Copies a database, streaming file, or log file. SYNTAX: ESEUTIL /y <source file> [options] PARAMETERS: <source file> - name of file to copy OPTIONS: zero or more of the following switches, separated by a space: /d<file> - destination file (default: copy source file to current directory) /o - suppress logo NOTES: 1) If performed on arbitrary files, this operation may fail at the end of the file if its size is not sector-aligned.
For more information, see the following topics in the Exchange Server Database Utility Guide: