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  • Hi, Guys.

    Need your assistance on this.

    Could you please let me know how to create a new mailbox database in Exchange 2010 using Exchange shell specifying also its database folder path and log folder path? What do you need to consider when you create a new mailbox database? After creating this new mailbox database, how would you create a passive copy of this? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 6:36 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    To create a mailbox database with the paths, use the example below:

    New-MailboxDatabase -Name "MailboxDatabase01" -EdbFilePath D:\DatabaseFiles\MailboxDatabase01.edb -LogFolderPath D:\DatabaseFiles\LogFolder

    More information is here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd335229%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx.

    As for considerations, you need to consider IOPs, storage space, memory and CPU for the additional load on the server. It depends on how many mailboxes, what size and how many emails will be sent per mailbox. Take a look at the links below:

    Exchange 2010 System Requirements: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee906606(v=exchg.80).aspx.

    Exchange 2010 Memory Requirements: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd346700(v=exchg.141).aspx.

    If you are using the new mailbox for just a handful of test users then you don't really need to look at the requirements much but if it will become a production mailbox or will be used for a large number of users then you should review these documents.

    To create a passive copy of the mailbox database, you will need a Database Availability Group set up. Do you have this? If not, I'd suggest you read through this article to give you the background before you set one up: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979799(v=exchg.141).aspx.

    There's no such thing as a test mailbox database in Exchange. Perhaps it would be helpful if you let me know what you would like to test and I can provide a testing plan for you.

    Thanks.



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    • Edited by Mark Gossa Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:35 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:44 AM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:34 PM

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  • Hi, Guys.

    Is there such a thing as creating a 'test' mailbox database? Can we really create a 'test' mailbox database? Or does it also a creation of mailbox database itself? Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:06 AM
  • Hi,

    To create a mailbox database with the paths, use the example below:

    New-MailboxDatabase -Name "MailboxDatabase01" -EdbFilePath D:\DatabaseFiles\MailboxDatabase01.edb -LogFolderPath D:\DatabaseFiles\LogFolder

    More information is here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-GB/library/dd335229%28v=exchg.141%29.aspx.

    As for considerations, you need to consider IOPs, storage space, memory and CPU for the additional load on the server. It depends on how many mailboxes, what size and how many emails will be sent per mailbox. Take a look at the links below:

    Exchange 2010 System Requirements: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee906606(v=exchg.80).aspx.

    Exchange 2010 Memory Requirements: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd346700(v=exchg.141).aspx.

    If you are using the new mailbox for just a handful of test users then you don't really need to look at the requirements much but if it will become a production mailbox or will be used for a large number of users then you should review these documents.

    To create a passive copy of the mailbox database, you will need a Database Availability Group set up. Do you have this? If not, I'd suggest you read through this article to give you the background before you set one up: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd979799(v=exchg.141).aspx.

    There's no such thing as a test mailbox database in Exchange. Perhaps it would be helpful if you let me know what you would like to test and I can provide a testing plan for you.

    Thanks.



    Please mark as an answer if this answers your question

    Mark Gossa

    MCSE 2003, MCITP Enterprise Administrator 2008 R2, MCSA 2012 R2, MCTS Exchange 2010, MCTS SQL 2012, MCTS SharePoint 2007, VCP4, VCP5, CCNA

    Blog: http://markgossa.blogspot.com   LinkedIn:

    Posts are provided “AS IS” without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied.


    • Edited by Mark Gossa Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:35 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Niko.Cheng Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by Niko.Cheng Sunday, January 24, 2016 7:44 AM
    Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:34 PM
  • There is only a mailbox database.  You can certainly use a mailbox database for test mailboxes only, but there won't be anything different about it except whatever settings you configure differently.

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