How to Remove a Storage Group
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to remove a storage group from a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Mailbox server.
Before You Begin
To perform the following procedures, the account you use must be delegated the following:
- Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server
For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.
Before you can remove a storage group, you must remove any databases from that storage group. To learn more about removing databases, see the topics listed under "For More Information" at the end of this topic.
To use Exchange Management Console to remove a storage group
In the console tree, expand Server Configuration, and then click Mailbox.
In the result pane, select the server from which you want to remove the storage group.
In the work pane, select the storage group that you want to remove, and then click Remove.
A warning appears asking, "Are you sure you want to remove <selected storage group>?" Click Yes.
You cannot remove a storage group if there are still databases within the storage group.
A warning appears stating that the storage group has been removed but that you must remove the log file manually. Note the location of the log file, and then click OK.
The Exchange Management Shell command that is generated by the wizard appears on and can be copied from the wizard's Completion page.
To use the Exchange Management Shell to remove a storage group
Run the following command:
Remove-StorageGroup "Storage Group"
Where Storage Group is the name of the storage group you want to remove.
The storage group is removed. A warning appears stating the location of the log file but that you must remove the log file manually.
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Remove-StorageGroup reference topic.
For More Information
For more information about storage groups in Exchange 2007, see Managing Storage Groups and Databases.
For information about how to use the Exchange Management Shell to remove public folder and mailbox databases, see the following command reference topics:
For information about how to use the Exchange Management Console to remove public folder and mailbox databases, see the following topics: