Instant Messaging

Move Data Files

Changing the designated location of the Instant Messaging data and log files does not move existing files. Instead, Instant Messaging Service creates new files in the new location after you restart the server.

To move data files:

  1. Before changing the location of Instant Messaging data and log files, take the server offline.
  2. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  3. Navigate to the Instant Messaging (RVP) folder on one of the physical servers in the console tree.


    1. Server_name
    2. Protocols
    3. Instant Messaging (RVP)
  4. Right-click Instant Messaging (RVP), and then click Properties.
  5. Change the locations of the Instant Messaging data and log files as necessary.
  6. Restart the server.

Important   You should not perform this procedure unless you stop the server beforehand and restart it afterwards. Instant Messaging is interrupted abruptly when the server is stopped.

Related Topics

Take a Server Offline