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Recovering White Space in an Exchange Database

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Could someone please let me know how i would go about Recovering White Space in an Exchange Database. I have asked members of staff to delete all unwanted emails but no space is recovered. I am using Ms Exchange 5.5 Enterprise.

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You have to do an offline defrag to recover white space.
You do this using eseutil /d .

Here's more info

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;EN-US;Q192185&

Before you do this make sure you have enough free space for the temp .edb that gets created.Check out the size of your databases and make sure you have this amount + another 10% free space.
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Depending on your mailbox deleted item retention settings (keep for 30 days, don't delete until backed up, etc), the messages may still be in there.

Also when Exchange deletes messages, the space is marked for reuse.  New items will be inserted in these white spaces before the file grows again.  So unless you're REALLY short on disk space, performing an off-line defrag may not be worth the effort (it'll start growing almost immediately).
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Thanks. Sorry for the late response.

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