Exchange Server 2003 Queue Getting "clogged"
Posted on 2006-11-03
I'm running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition w/SP1 with Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition w/SP2 on an HP DL380 with (2) 2.8 Ghz Intel Xeon Processors and 2 Gb of RAM. Exchange is installed on a seperate partition from the Windows installation and has 135 Gb of drive space with 75% free. This is a dedicated server.
For the second time in the last 2 weeks, the server stops processing mail. The mailroot\vsi_1\queue directory fills up with email messages and will not process them. The first time I was able to get the server going again by booting into safe mode and renaming the Queue directory to Queue.old. I then created a new empty directory named Queue and booted back into normal Windows mode. I was then able to drag and drop the *.eml files to the mailroot\vsi_1\pickup directory and the server processed them. It was like the original Queue directory had corrupted. This whole this happened again today and I repeated the same process for resolving it, but about every tenth message I drag over hangs the mail processing again.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.