How to Create a New Storage Group

Exchange 2007

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

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create a new storage group.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

Only one database can be added to a storage group on which local continuous replication is enabled. For more information, see Local Continuous Replication.

  1. In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  2. In the result pane, select the server on which you want to create a new storage group.

  3. In the action pane, click New storage group. The New Storage Group Wizard appears.

  4. Enter the required information in the wizard, and then click New. The Completion page appears.

  5. Click Finish.

  • Run the following command:

    New-StorageGroup MyStorageGroup -Server MyExchangeServer

    Where MyStorageGroup is the name of the storage group you want to create, and MyExchangeServer is the name of the server on which you want to create the storage group.

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the New-StorageGroup reference topic.

For more information about mailbox databases in Exchange 2007, see Managing Storage Groups and Databases.