Exchange 2000 reporting 16GB store when actual mailboxes make up under 4GB? Where is the space??
Posted on 2006-06-20
First some background. We are running Exchange 2000 on a Win2k server which used to be part of a large domain. We have since been sold and are still part of the same domain, although we are now the only members. Not sure if everything was properly cleaned up at the time of transfer or not.
This morning when I came in, my Exchange store was dismounted and the event log said it had reached its 16GB limit. I promptly went into the MDBDATA folder and the two files in question were:
priv1.edb 8,695048 KB
priv1.stm 7,553,032 KB
So I ran an offline backup using ESEUtil which took about 3 hours. After this time, the files were shurnk only by about 4MB. So i stopped all the services and enabled the extra 1GB using the registry edit. Next I opened Exhcange System Manager and looked at my mailboxes. There was nothing sticking out at me, so i added up all the values of the Mailboxes which came up to just under 4GB of space! Where is the extra 12GB gone? I am currently running on the extra 1GB with no sign of shrinkage. I am not sure what to do. How can I reclaim this space??
I REALLY need to get some space free'd up. Please help!