I am running SBS 2003 (upgraded from SBS 2000). I want to reduse the size of the Exchange database. The original size for the private mail store was 38.287 GB (edb) and 10.244 GB (stm). I dismounted the stores and ran the ESEUTIL utility with the /d switch. After the utility ran, my database size was 38.066GB and 10.045GB. I know that the database can be reduced more because I run a policy every week that deltes 300-900 GB of messages from users' delted items, inbox and sent items.
In the past when I rant the ESEUTIL on the SBS 2000 system, the datrabase would typically be reduced in size by 30%-50%.
Am I missing something here? How can I effectivly reduse the database size? If I keep increasing the database size limit, at some point I an going to hit the 75GB limit and have real trouble.