Exchange Server 2003 online defrag

Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Experts, I would like to confirm that online defrag is actually taking place on my exchange server, can you please point me in the right direction. If it is not taking place could you please advise on how to schedule and run an immediate on line defrag.

thank you
Question by:Charlie_Chehade
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    good article -

    You should see entries in the application log on your exchange server with the event id: 701, Sourse: ESE telling you what has been defragged successfully or unsuccessfully.
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    what northcide said


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    Great, that is there showing that there is 13GB of white space on my database, now the defrag, I have 2gb left on my drive running the exchange so I on the second partioned drive I created a folder copied the bin directory and mdbdata directory to it. I will continue with the following command eseutil /d priv1.edb.
    After this completes hopefully with a reduced capacity I will proceed to rename the current mdbdata folder mdbdata.old and create a new mdbdata folder. I will copy the defraged priv1.edb and .stm files back there. restart the information store service and I am hoping it should all work as it was. Is there something I am missing all does that sound correct. Your help is much appreciated.
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    that'll work.

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