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I have a couple of users who have Calendars that are around 50MB in size.  Our mailbox limit is set to 100MB, so that doesn't leave much room for other stuff.  I've looked around in their Calendars and can't find anything large, such as attachements, etc.  I've ran Mailbox Manager against each one and can't find much to get rid of either.  I even went as far as to set both the Age and Size of the Calendar folder in Mailbox Manager to 'Any'.  This query returns a report that says it can get rid of a whopping 309KB.  So where is the other 49.7MB of data?

I then went and tried something that may or may not add to this confusion.  I exported one of these large Calendars (44.7MB) to a .pst file and after the export the .pst was only 538KB!  I then deleted everything in the person's mailbox Calendar thinking I could just import the .pst back in.  Well, the Calendar size with NO items in it was 44.1MB.  So somehow the size is being reported wrong in Outlook?  Mailbox Manager seems to read it correctly (says it can only clean out 309KB).  The .pst file seems correct (only 538KB).  

Journaling is NOT enabled.  Something crazy is going on here - any clues?

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Where exactly are you seeing the size of the calendar? In Outlook with the folder highlighted?

Ex 5.5 or Exchange 2000?

Have you tried creating a new profile? Doesn't sound like anything wrong with the server, but it could be a problem with the actual mailbox on the server -

How big does Outlook say the whole mailbox is, compared to the Exchange Administrator? / ESM if it's e2k

If a new profile doesn't fix it, you might look at running ISinteg -fix against that database to see if there are logical layer problems

If a new profile and ISinteg does not resolve the issue, then just export the whole mailbox to a PST file,
delete the problem mailboxes
create a new mailbox, and import the PST back
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Yes, seeing the size of Calendar in Outlook.

E2K, SP2

I moved the mailboxes in question to another Storage Group and the problem was fixed.  Not sure how it happened in the first place though.  
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