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  • Question

  • Hi,

    As the performance of exchange server 2007 was very slow and send/receive of emails was taking long time, i started the exchange troubleshooting assistant and it gave the following results : The transaction log files for storage group "FIRST STORAGE GROUP" do not have a dedicated drive.

    The transaction log files for storage group "FIRST STORAGE GROUP" share drive C: with C:\Program files\Microsoft\Microsoft Exchange sever\mailbox\second storage group\public fodler database.edb.

    And the results for the Microsoft Exchange Server Analyzer Tool is as follows.

    The microsoft exchange server analyzer tool has determined that your exchange server is not configured for optimal performance.

    Thanks in advance.

     

     

     


    Nayeem Mohammed Network Administrator
    Monday, June 13, 2011 8:16 AM

Answers

  • 1. As mentioned, add more RAM, find out what make/model your server is, contact vendor and ask for suitable RAM.

    2. At the same time, ask vendor for suitable disks, hope that you have enough slots for additional disk.

    3. If not, then I do recommned you get another server, which has the right hardware specs for your env and move mailboxes acorss.  To help you spec the server, you can use the exch calculator to help. you.

    4. I dont see any other way of doing this.


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, June 24, 2011 8:54 AM
    Monday, June 13, 2011 11:38 AM

All replies

  • In general, you should have different volumes (spindles) for your databases and transaction log files. This will usually increase performance, as the access pattern for databases is mostly random read and write, and for transaction log files it's sequential write.

    How to Set or Change the Location of Storage Group Log Files
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201703(EXCHG.80).aspx


    MCTS: Messaging | MCSE: S+M
    Monday, June 13, 2011 8:33 AM
  • Thanks for your reply.

    But there is only one single drive C: so can i change in to the same drive

     


    Nayeem Mohammed Network Administrator
    Monday, June 13, 2011 8:43 AM
  • Then you need to add disks. How many mailboxes are there on this server? How large are they?
    MCTS: Messaging | MCSE: S+M
    Monday, June 13, 2011 8:53 AM
  • There are 73 mailboxes on this server and some users mailbox has around 500 MB and some around 1 GB.
    Nayeem Mohammed Network Administrator
    Monday, June 13, 2011 9:05 AM
  • Putting Exchange Database on same drive as operating system and page file (you have only one drive so page file is on it) is not recommended.

    You should have a drive for OS: C:\|
    A drive for Exchange Database: for example D:\
    A drive for logs: lets say E:\

    do you have sufficient memory on the server? Have you verified that network performance is proper between clients and Exchange server


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    Monday, June 13, 2011 9:25 AM
  • the availale memory on the server is 4GB and the network performance is OK.

    Plz let me know if any tool to check the network performance between clients and exchange server.

    Thanks

     


    Nayeem Mohammed Network Administrator
    Monday, June 13, 2011 9:34 AM
  • If this server holds all the three basic roles -- Mailbox, Hub Transport and Client Access -- you should have 8 GB RAM. You should, as noted above, have three volumes, at a minimum RAID 1 for all three volumes.

    To accommodate the Client Access and Hub Transport server roles on the same server as the Mailbox server role, the recommended base memory configuration is 8 GB.
    UPDATE 2: Exchange 2007 Processor and Memory Recommendations
    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2007/01/16/3397755.aspx


    MCTS: Messaging | MCSE: S+M
    Monday, June 13, 2011 9:53 AM
  • so what steps should i follow for the immediate relief.


    Nayeem Mohammed Network Administrator
    Monday, June 13, 2011 10:45 AM
  • 1. As mentioned, add more RAM, find out what make/model your server is, contact vendor and ask for suitable RAM.

    2. At the same time, ask vendor for suitable disks, hope that you have enough slots for additional disk.

    3. If not, then I do recommned you get another server, which has the right hardware specs for your env and move mailboxes acorss.  To help you spec the server, you can use the exch calculator to help. you.

    4. I dont see any other way of doing this.


    Sukh
    • Proposed as answer by Rowen-Xu Tuesday, June 14, 2011 3:15 AM
    • Marked as answer by Rowen-Xu Friday, June 24, 2011 8:54 AM
    Monday, June 13, 2011 11:38 AM