Priv1.edb is to large also after a defrag of the store....

Posted on 2004-08-16
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
My Priv1.edb is to large. Yesterday my Priv1.edb was 59 GB then I defraged my store and the file is now 47 GB, but when I export all the mailboxes and look at the size it says: 25 GB. My "Keep deleted items" is 7 days, the same is "Keep deleted mailboxes". Is it because of these settings? or can it be something else?
Help.. Thanks!
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what bersion of exchange? 2000? Standard or Enterprise?
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How did you defrag the database? Online or offline? Offline can release more space than online.
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I dismounted the store and then I runed "c:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\BIN\eseutil" /d E:\exchsrvr\MDBDATA\priv1.edb /t E:\exchsrvr\MDBDATA\tempdfrg.edb

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The version is Exchange 2003 Enterprise...
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"Take a look in the Exchange System Manager under Servers->"name"->First Storage Group->Mailbox Store->Mailboxes and see which mailbox is growing. That might give you a clue why the priv1.edb is growing. If you need you can export data from the database store using Exmerge. You might want to take a look at these articles for some more info on common issues with Exmerge and;en-us;823143. Also take a look at for a tutorial on how to use it. After that run an offline defrag to reclaim disk space, see e.g. or;EN-US;192185 for instructions."

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I have looked in "Exchange System Manager under Servers->"name"->First Storage Group->Mailbox Store->Mailboxes" and then I exported the data and imported it to Excel... all the mailboxes size is 25 GB, and as I said the priv1.edb is physical 47 GB...
Before the offline defrag the priv1.edb was 59 GB.
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Actual space from deleted emails is not made availiable until the deleted item retention has expired

lower the item retention settings and  see what you find after online defrag

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