Reclaiming database space/checking consistency
Posted on 2004-03-23
Ok, I still haven't done this after rebuilding my Exchange server, and I'd like to do it ASAP. Here's my situation....
- I have a single Exchange 2000 standard server (Windows 2000 Server, SP3)
- Exchange/OS installed on C:\ drive, pub1.edb on D:\ drive with 14.2GB Free
- Originally, database went oversize and I did the reg hack to be able to mount it and delete all kinds of data (It's now down to about 7GB, but still "shows" as 17.2GB)
My questions are:
1.) Is it safe to run the eseutil utility on the .edb file right there on the D:\ drive if there's only 14.2GB free space and the database "shows" as 17.2GB?
2.) I'm assuming all email services need to be stopped and users will not be able to use the Exchange server for the entire time the utility is running, correct?
3.) Is there an easier/safer way to do this?