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groupwise post growing over 40gb

I have a client that has about 10 people on the system, and it is growing way out of control for teh backups. Is there a way to see why it is so big, and a way to clear some of teh space it is groupwise 6.5
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PsiCopCommented:
Use the GWCHECK utility, or the equivalent functionality that can be launched through ConsoleOne, and run a mailbox audit. See who has a bunch of messages in their mailbox. A full audit will also tell you avg. # of messages per mailbox, avg. size of those messages, and avg. size of attachments.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
I have never done a audit before. what are teh steps to do this. Thank youo
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
What I need is to be able to see teh size of teh mailboxes and see who is over the size they should be. They have about 19 mailboxes, and 46gb total does that sound right. This can not be because of there backups. also any advice on this
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PsiCopCommented:
46GB does sound a little high for only 20 users, but that also depends on factors like what they use E-Mail for (i.e. if they [mis]use it as a "document management" system, how long their E-Mail has been piling up, how little maintenance they've done, etc.)

On ConsoleOne, go to the Mailbox/Library Maintenance tool. There is a pulldown in the tool that defaults to "Analyze/Fix" - click on the pull-down and one of the options should be "Audit"
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
then click retrieve or run? tehn where can I see this audit? tahnk you so much
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PsiCopCommented:
Click "Run". The output will be sent via E-Mail to any account marked as "Administrator". You can also put specific addresses for recipients. See the "Logging" tab.
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zenworksbAuthor Commented:
thank you I will try that tonight
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billmercerCommented:
I think the audit report is mostly going to show you inactive vs active accounts.
You may want to do Mailbox Statistics instead, I think that will be more helpful.
Under Statistics there's Mailbox statistics and Expire statistics.
The Mailbox statistics will give you a quick summary of the total number of messages and how much space they use.
The Expire statistics will give you a bit more details on how many messages each user has, and preview what would
happen if you were to use the expire/reduce option.



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PsiCopCommented:
Whoops. billmercer is right, I was confusing "Mailbox Audit" with "Mailbox Statistics". Sorry.
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