Exchange 2000 - PRIV*.* large, but mailboxes small. Waht is using the space?
Posted on 2006-05-18
We have a single E2K server, standard edition.
(Lead up - may not be relevent. About a week ago, the priv*.* reached 16 GB. We temporarrily increased to 17 GB, did a load of Archiving, set dumpster to 0 days, ran offline defrag and hooray! got the db size down to about 10 GB - enough for another year, or so we thought).
Then yesterday - it again hit the 16 GB limit. An additional 6 GB in a week! A quick 'tot up' of mailbox sizes (as displayed in System manager) came to a total of about 10.5 GB. We checked the size of everyones dumpster in system manager, came to about another 0.5 GB. We decided that someone must have un-archived and then deleted a whole bunch of email (clutching at straws). We ran an offline defrag, fully expecting to get the combined sizes of priv*.* back to about 10.5 GB, but they have reduced only to about 14 GB. What is using the remaining 3.5 GB?
Is there any way of examining the db to see how much space each mailbox is really using? Is there another explanaton?
Over to you guys.