Huge pub1.edb file... not sure why!
Posted on 2006-04-19
Hi all... running SBS 2003 Standard. Our Priv1.edb size is around 6GB, the Pub1.edb however is a massive 90gb!! I have looked at the "Public Folders" branch in the ESM and the largest file there is 7MB. Am at a loss as to whats causing this for now. The only thing I can guess at that is causing this is the "Archive Messages" setting on the Mailbox Store "General" Properties Tab. Initially I had this enabled and pointing to an "<domain> Archive" Public Folder that was already setup but contained within the "Microsoft Exchange System Objects" container. After setting this up I forgot about it but then got a nasty shock when the Public Store dismounted. Backups have been running fine, so logs are flushed and maintenance has been performed on the databases etc..
I tried to access the contents of the "<domain> Archive" Public Folder but could not. Have since created a new Public Folder and changed archive setting to point to it. My main concern is now to try and get this Pub1.edb size right down.
Any help would be gratefully appreciated!!