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We have exchange server 2003 standard version....At present the current size of MDBDATA directory is 36 GB....and we have only one storage group....Is this something to worry about....We have enough disk space...

Please advice / Ravi
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Probably not anything to worry about, but you should be sure to apply the latest service pack for Exchange - it increases the limit on the store size to 75GB (I think that's the new limit...).

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Is the latest service pack downloadable from the microsoft website ?...Will be really hepful if you can provide me with the link..

Thanks Dave...
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Never mind, i was able to locate the link and deployment instructions on the Microsoft's web site. I am having a confusion. Database size limit in exchange server 2003 standard is 16GB. Size of my exchange server is as follows:
Size of Mailbox store is: 8.8 GB
Size of Public store is: 80 MB
But the size of MDBDATA which includes all the log files is 37 GB
Can you please explain. Don't we have to compare the 37 GB with the database size limit of 16GB in standard version ? ....Thanks
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The Mailbox store is the key measurement you need to keep track of.  The Public store is a seperate store and is tracked seperately.

If you were to configure a second store and move half the users into it then each store can contain data up to the size limit.

The limit does not apply to the entire MDBDATA folder.

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Thanks much...That really helped in my learning curve on exchange.....Do i ever have to delete the log files or it is NEVER EVER...
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The log files (if I'm thinking of the right ones) will go away on their own when you back up the Exchange mail store.

Aside from this you should never delete these on your own.

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We have log files in MDBDATA from 11/28/05 onwards....Is that normal....Where do you see which files go away.....We have backup set on daily basis to back up the entire MDBDATA directory....

Pls advice...Ravi
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You will normally see log files dating from when your last backup was run.

It may be that if your backup doesn't clear the Archive bit on the files they don't get deleted.

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