Exchange 2000 Information store crashing intermittently.
Posted on 2006-11-07
We are having Exchange 2000 standard edition. It had reached it 16 gb limit twice in these last two months. We moved the mails from the mailbox to pst and did a defrag both the time and the information store was mounted succesfully. since day before yesterday the infomation store started failing intermittently. We can mount the database manually, where it will stay for a while and again it will go down. We have done the database repair, defragmentation and isinteg utility and still it was crashing. the database size right now is 6GB priv1.edb + 2 GB priv1.stm = 8 GB. Yesterday night we have noticed in the event viewer there is a event logged "The database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (ADOS-HO-SVR01)" has 38 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated. Event ID 1221." and Public store with 0 mb free space. Seeing this message again we did a offline defragmentation and till now it is up and running. We did eseutil /ms to the find the free space(file can be attached on request) which we didn't understand actaully. After seeing this event log we did a offline defragmentation and till now it is running fine. We are worried about the log because it say 38 Mb free space. Is this the actaual free space. If so how we can free up the space? How we can check the physical size of the database which System manager will be consider as the original free space. We were in the conclusion that we were having 8 GB left in our database. We don't have any deleted items kept in our database. It is set to 0 for time being. So what is occupying the rest of the space and why this online defragmentation is showing only 38MB free space?
A quick reply will be really appreciable.