Delete Default Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

When you install Exchange 2016, a default mailbox database is created automatically. This database is created in default Exchange installation location. The default mailbox database name is automatically created which doesn’t meet any naming convention. So you have few options to get the mailbox database name right. First, you can rename the database which is […]


Restore Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a critical part of Exchange infrastructure. Sometimes mailbox database can get corrupted for some reason. For Exchange admin it can be a nightmare when mailbox database fails. There are different ways to recover mailbox database. You can recover the volume where databases are stored or you can recover single database instead of recovering all available database. Similarly, you also […]


Move Mailbox from One Database to Other in Exchange 2016

Exchange 2016 have option to move mailbox from one database to other. This is also called local move request where mailboxes are moved within same forest. After creating new mailbox database you can create new mailboxes in this database or move existing mailboxes to the database. In this post, I will show steps to move mailbox […]


Create Mailbox Database in Exchange 2016

Mailbox Database is a major component of Exchange 2016. Exchange mailbox database is .edb file that contains data, data definitions, checksums, flags and other information that make up mailboxes. It is the .edb database file where all the mailboxes are stored. Exchange uses Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) as it’s database engine. When emails comes into Exchange server, […]


Configure VMware Horizon 6 Event Database and Reporting

Event monitoring and reporting is critical part of VMware Horizon View infrastructure. You can use existing or dedicated database to store View events. The database server can reside on same View Connection virtual machine, or can be on dedicated database server. You can also use Syslog to send event logs to Syslog server In this […]


Move Database and Log Folder Path in Exchange 2013

At some point, you might want to transfer your Mailbox database and/or Log folder to new location. In Exchange 2013 you can use Move-DatabasePath PowerShell cmdlet in Exchange Management Shell to move the database. As of now, you can’t move database using EAC. In this post, I will show steps to move database and log folder […]


Configure Database Replication in Exchange 2013

In the last article, we saw how to configure DAG after installing Exchange 2013. The next step now, is to configure database replication. In database replication, the database of one Mailbox server is replicated to other Mailbox server within the DAG. This process is also called adding the database copy. In this post, I will show steps to […]