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how to use the i switch when defragging exchange 2003

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How do I and where do I use the i switch during a defrag of the exchange 2003?
EVerytime I run the defrag it tells me that it cannot find the stm file and errors out. I have that one on a different drive from the .edb file.
I plan on leaving the stm file out during the defrag or better yet how can i make exchange find the stm file on the other drive?

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Top Expert 2007

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I think it would be something like:

eseutil /d C:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb /sD:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.stm /i
Top Expert 2007

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(obviously the paths to your .edb and .stm would most likely be different)

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why is there an s right before the d switch
Top Expert 2007

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And I'd be wrong if I didn't mention that in general, unless there is a specific need to run the offline defrag, it is not recommended......let the online defrag do it's thing.

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tried it and it didn't work. It keeps saying that it cannot find the streaming file even with that switch
Top Expert 2007

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the /s is telling eseutil where the .stm is located....in my example it's on the D drive. The actual /d switch is right after 'eseutil'. Also, note that there is a space after the /d switch.....and there is not a space after the /s switch. I'm pretty sure that's the syntax.

If the .stm file were on the F: drive it'd be:

....priv1.edb /sF:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.stm........
Top Expert 2007

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If that does not work then try a space between the /s switch and the file location; been a while since I've done it
Top Expert 2007

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And if you have a space in a folder name that's included in the path to your .stm file then you'll want to enclose the whole thing in quotes (same goes for the .edb file):

....priv1.edb /s"D:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.stm"....

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so do I need the i/ switch since I am telling it where to find the stm file?
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