I'm running a MSMQ 5.0 instance on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 that uses positive source journaling. My goal is to set the MSMQ journal path to its own dedicated folder on a new partition.
So far I have successfully followed the guide below - which explains how to set a new path for the message files folder, transaction logger folder and message log folder: Changing the MSMQ Storage location
To summarise the steps I performed:
- Navigated to Storage tab, in Computer Management, Services and Applications, Message Queuing properties.
- Set the new paths under the appropriate headings for Message files folder, Message logger folder and Transaction logger folder
- Clicked Apply
The problem is that the journal appears to be stored in the same location as the message files folder; whereas I want the journal in a dedicated folder on a new partition. I can't see any option to do this.
I also tried changing the StoreJournalPath registry value on a test server under HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSMQ\Parameters to the value for the new path. I couldn't see a build up of files for the new path after restarting the test server and sending several messages to the journal.
Has anyone managed to do this before?