By default, Exchange names the first database “Mailbox Database” and adds a random number to it, e.g. Mailbox Database 1743522922. The random number ensures that the database is going to be unique. Obviously, as an Administrator I would prefer to have names that make more sense to me. I would much rather name my databases Mailbox Database 1, Mailbox Database 2, etc. or perhaps Mailbox DB1, Mailbox DB2, etc. Fortunately, moving the mailbox and the log file path to a different location and renaming the mailbox database is very simple. There is no need for you to first create a new database, move everything to that new database and then delete the old database.
Here are the step-by-step instructions on how to move the mailbox and the log file path and then rename the mailbox database in Exchange Server 2010.
Moving the Database & Log File Path
Renaming the Original Database
There is no need to reboot the server. At this point I’ve renamed the original database called Mailbox Database 1743522922 to Mailbox DB1 and moved the database file as well as the log file path to a new location.
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