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Posted on 2006-07-06
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Hiya,

We have an exchange 2000 server which reached the 16GB limit and unmounted.
Ok so I ran an offline defrag and it shrunk it to 15.7GB.
So I double checked in System Manager \mailboxes and looked at the sizes & totaled them up.
And it only came to about 2-3GB of mailboxes.

So I unticked the 'retain deleted mailboxes until full backup..'  and changed the mailbox & deleted item retention to 0.
I then ran the Mailbox Management Process & Cleanup Agent
Then reran the eseutil /d & I also ran "Isinteg -fix -test alltests"

Still no change.

So why is the .edb & .stm total 15.7GB when there is only 2-3GB of mailboxes.

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After changing the deleted item retention settings, the online maintenance needs to complete.

Then you will find an event id 1221 in the application log. The value listed in the description will be the amount of space you will regain if you run ESEUTIL /D.
There will be a seperate event 1221 for the mailbox store and the public folder store.
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There was no 1221 events for the mailbox store only the public.
I had to extent the maintenance window for a whole weekend for it to finish running. (Almost 24 hours)
I also deleted a load of disabled users.

The online maintenance has now detected a load of free space I will now run an offline defrag when it is convenient.

I did not realise that an online has to finish before an offline will take affect.

Cheers
Pete
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