So, I had a customer actually max out the size of their Exchange 2000 database last week. (Went over 16GB). I was able to get in and mount the store so that we could delete a bunch of stuff. And now it's down under 10GB. But I'm looking for some advice as to what I should do now in terms of maintenance on the information store. In particular when I look in the MDBDATA directory I still see a combined size of about 16GB for the priv.edb and priv.stm combined. Plus I have a bunch of .ifs files that I was told would go away when I restarted the Information store. They haven't.
Can anyone suggest a regimen of what I should do to finish cleaning this thing up? Would I want to do an offline defrag? If so what's the best way? Is there anything else I should be doing to this thing? I'd like not to have the information store taking up 16GB if it really doesn't need to.