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ESEUTIL not reducing Exchange database size

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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.

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