How to Determine the Database and Log File Locations of the Files You Are Restoring


Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-13

This topic explains how to determine the database and log file locations of files you are restoring.

  1. Open Exchange System Manager. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. In Exchange System Manager, navigate to the storage group that contains the database that you want to move or copy, right-click the storage group, and then click Properties.

    Storage group properties

  3. On the General tab, note the paths in the Transaction log location and System path location boxes, and then click OK. Record these paths for each storage group that contains a database that you want to move or copy.

    The Transaction log location is the path where log files are written for the whole storage group. These log files record every change made to a database in that storage group. The System path location is where other files critical to the storage group are kept, such as the storage group's checkpoint file.

    Log file locations and system path locations

  4. In Exchange System Manager, right-click the database that you want to move or copy, and then click Properties.

  5. On the Database tab, note the paths of both the Exchange database file and the Exchange streaming database file, and then close the dialog box.

    Exchange database file locations


For more information about restoring Exchange Server 2003, see Restoring Exchange Server 2003.