If I use the GUI to move the mailbox database from a locally attached drive to another locally attached drive, will it basically take as long as a file copy would?
I tested a file copy of a similar size file and it appears to take around 1 hour. Can I expect the same for the Move Mailbox Database command or am I looking at hours upon hours to make this happen?
The server is an IBM x3650 dual quad core with 12GB of RAM, RAID 10 array with 6 15k SAS drives. Average copy speeds of large files is anywhere from 65 to 80MB/sec.
A 200GB file takes roughly 1 hour to copy from partition to partition. I'm looking to copy an .EDB file of around 260GB using the Move Database command.