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OST file is to large after Autoarchive job has been runned

I am using a Exchange 2003 on the server and Office 2003 on the clients, when I run AutoArchive on the clients the ost file remains larger than the db file on the ESM. Why is this the case? Everytime a major AA job has been run I need to delete the ost file andre recreate it.

I have also registered that the ost file was 8,2 giga, but after a AA job the ost file is 3,5 giga and the pst file is 4,6 giga. that means that the file now is allitle bit smaller than the original file, why is this?


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Marius
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I was more woundering about the size differnce. THe mailbox i am refering to is 3,5 giga on exchange server and 5,6 giga on computer so the size difference are great. I am now compacting it to see if it then returns to about 3,5 giga. I was more woundinger why this happends. Are there items that are not removed, or is it just a "bug" that creates this ghost size?
I see that my first question was not so good formulated, hope that the question above will help you understand my question better. Yes i can delete it and recreate it, but that takes a couple of hours, so I prefer to avoid it. I am running the compact function now, and it seems to help.


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Thanks for all your tips,

After running compact the sizes are now relatively ok. I have found out that the only way to get the correct size after running Duplicate Email Remover software og AutoArchive is to delete the file and recreate it. Compact gets close meaning only <1 GB from the exchange size.

I will accept both your answers as a grade A since both was good and informing.