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Exchange Mailbox Store Limit Is Approaching Limit!

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My Exchange 2003 SP2 is posting Event Id 9688 telling me that my logical database for my mailbox store is @ 36GB. Limit is 40GB. This is my DC and Exchange Server, both reside on one 40GB HD.
What can I do to decrease the size of my database?
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Delete some E-mails and information. You can also move the database to a different Partition or Drive.

Her is how to do that.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/821915/en-us
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by:Tacobell2000
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Hello,

You can also defragment the Exchange Database using the util isinteg. The only problem with that is is that it takes a long time. About 2 hours /gigabyte depending on your servers hardware. The offline defrag may will reduce the size of the database and not og the IS.
I would go the route  jakinmyfox suggests.

If you want to know the switches for the offline defrag let me know.

Good luck,

Tacobell2000
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by:mohdabsar
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How much whitespace is left on your database...
Offline defragment is among the solution to shrink the database size.
I would recommend you to do the offline defragmentation and apply system/mailbox manager  policy to manage the mailbox size.

However if seeing this growth pattern you should start planning for more storage space and later move the database there
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by:arnevee
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Thanks to all for such a rapid, enthusiastic response. I will attempt one or all of these and report.
Cheers!
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Don't have the 75 gigs to spare. ...
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by:LegendZM
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Could you install another HD and move the information store? Or start having users delete stuff...
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Thanks jakinmyfox, I have used your solution.
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