JSI Tip 3273. How can I move the Active Directory database and/or log files to a different partition?

You can move the Active Directory database and/or log files to a different partition, either for space or performance reasons, by using the Ntdsutil.exe tool:

1. Shutdown and restart your server in Directory Services Restore mode.

2. Log on as the Directory Services Restore mode administrator, using the password assigned during the Dcpromo process.

3. Open a CMD.EXE prompt and type ntdsutil.exe.

4. At the ntdsutil: prompt, type files.

5. At the file maintenance: prompt, type info and note the path of the database and log files.

6. To move the database, type:

    move db to <target>

7. To move the log file, type:

    move logs to <target>

8. Type quit 2 times, to return to the CMD prompt.

9. Shutdown and restart your server.


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