Solved

Information store space taken up on Exchange 5.5

Posted on 2003-11-30
3
561 Views
Last Modified: 2006-11-17
We have an information store that takes up most of the HDD space. After a little digging we found a few dead mailboxes and managed to clear up a lot of space.

I don't want to defrag the IS yet, have a lot of other things to do instead. Will exchange use this cleared up space for new mail or will the store just keep getting bigger

0
Comment
Question by:J_P_
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:munichpostman
ID: 9849952
The Store will keep getting bigger until you carry out an offline defrage, ESEUTIL /D. The online defragmentation in Exchange 5.5 only shuffles the white space in the dbases around, to regain space your only option is an offline defrag.
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:Exchange_Admin
ID: 9851659
Exchange will reuse the cleared up space before it will increase the size of the database. This space will become availiable AFTER the Online maintenance runs.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
poi410 earned 125 total points
ID: 9852997
J_P_,

Have a look in the event logs, there is a daily task of an on-line defrag that occurs. Look for event ID 1221 (from memory) this will tell you the amount of 'white space' in the datase. The exchange information store is like any datase, the file size has a high water mark that does not receed unless the database is defragged.

Greg
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

This article explains in simple steps how to renew expiring Exchange Server Internal Transport Certificate.
MS Outlook is a world-class email client application that is mainly used for e-communication globally.  In this article, we will discuss the basic idea about MS Outlook, its advanced features, and types of MS Outlook File formats.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question