In this post, we will learn the steps to create a new Mailbox Database in Microsoft Exchange Server 2019.

After installing the Exchange Server, the next step is to create a new mailbox database to store different types of mailboxes and related data.

What is Mailbox Database in Exchange Server?

A Mailbox database is a storage to store mailboxes and related data in Exchange Server 2019. Mailbox databases store data that is private to an individual mailbox and contain mailbox data and folders for that mailbox.

A mailbox database is stored as an Exchange database (.edb) file. However, .edb is not the only file related to the mailbox database. Exchange Server uses the set of data files to store and maintain the mailbox database like log files, reserved log files, and checkpoint files.

With the Fresh installation of Exchange Server 2019, a default mailbox database is created automatically in default Exchange installation location.

We can use the Exchange Admin Center (EAC) and Exchange Management Shell (EMS) to create the Mailbox Database in Exchange Server 2019.

Create a Mailbox Database in Exchange Server 2019:

To create a new mailbox database in Exchange Server 2019, log on to Exchange Admin Center (EAC) with sufficient permission.

1. open exchange admin center

1. On Exchange Admin Center, navigate to the servers section.

2. click on server section

2. Select Databases, and then click the + (plus) symbol to create a new database.

3. click on database tab

3. Use this new database wizard to create a new mailbox database. Type name of the database and click on Browse button to select mailbox server.

4. specify mailbox database name

4. Browse the mailbox server to store the database. Specify the location for the database and log files.

5. select mailbox server to store database

5. Make sure that mount this database checkbox is selected. It is best practice to store database files and log files in different drives or different hard disk.

6. click on save

6. Click on Save.

7. mailbox database is being created

7. Click OK on the warning dialog box as we need to restart the Microsoft Information Store service.

8. click on Ok

8. Verify that the mailbox database has been created successfully.

Restart Exchange Information Store Service:

9. Open Services management console.

9. open services management console

10. Right-click Microsoft Exchange Information store and click Restart.

10. restart microsoft exchange information store service
11. wait for the service to restart

11. Verify the Mailbox Database .edb file and log files in File Explorer.

12. verify mailbox database location in file explorer

Now we are ready to create new mailboxes in the newly created mailbox database in Exchange Server 2019.

That’s all for this guide. In this article we have learned the steps to create Mailbox Database in Exchange 2019 using Exchange Admin Center.

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