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SBS2K Running out of disk space

Hi,

i have a PDC running SBS2K with 2 partitions on a RAID5 configuration (3 32GB SCSI HDD).  I have C: E: and M:
C: partition size is 14.6GB and
E: partition size is 19.5GB (this partition is used for files and folders for all users)
M: partition size is the same as C: - as far as i understand M: shouldn't even be there as it contains Exchange mailboxes (correct?)

The problem is that C: is now down to 400MB of free space - i have asked all users to delete 'deleted' and 'sent' items from their outlook to try and increase the available space but it hasn't helped.  I thought that Exchange mailbox data is stored effectively in C:
I have also uninstalled all programs from C: and moved them across to E: already.

The disk defrag utility doesn't run properly unless i have at least 15% of disk space free and Exchange keeps having problem as if i go below 200MB of free space the MTA stacks deosn't start.

How can i increase the space of C: - i have got 8GB free in E: - is there any way to merge portion of E: in C:????

Any ideas?

Thanks.
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Voltproof
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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
Hi Voltproof,
> M: partition size is the same as C: - as far as i understand M: shouldn't
> even be there as it contains Exchange mailboxes (correct?)
Yes thats correct

>>How can i increase the space of C: - i have got 8GB free in E: - is there any way to merge portion of E: in C:????

You need to run Powerquest Volume manager (its not free :( and graphically resize the C partition to take some of E:
DONT use any other partiioning tool on a server :)

PeteL
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jdeclueCommented:
The Exchange Store will not decrease unless you take the Store offline, and manually run a defrag and compress from the command line to shrink it. I will post you the instructions.

J
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jdeclueCommented:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;192185&Product=exch2k

Review this link, you require a "compact", this will shrink the store.

J
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jdeclueCommented:
More... regarding "M: partition size is the same as C: - as far as i understand M: shouldn't even be there as it contains Exchange mailboxes (correct?)"

Exchange creates a "virtual" drive M: and it is required. This allows OWA and Public folders etc, to access the "Store", a database, through a file view.

J


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Pete LongTechnical ConsultantCommented:
ThanQ
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