Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Delete priv1.edb and priv1.stm from old Exchange, already moved mailboxes

Posted on 2008-06-25
3
1,210 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Hi, we acquired an add'l Exchange Server awhile back and we've already moved mailboxes off, but we need the link between their domain and ours to exist for a little while so the old employees can easily access the shares for regular file storage (the server was dual-purposed).  We do need to reacquire some more disk space, however; thus, can I simply delete priv1.edb and priv1.stm to do so since we don't need them anymore (defragging them won't give us enough), or will that cause ill effects when we finally do get around to removing the old domain and adding the server to our domain?
0
Comment
Question by:jimshock
3 Comments
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
uid94130 earned 500 total points
ID: 21865272
To get new fresh databases, just dismount the store(s) contained by this SG, then delete the 2 database files (EDB and STM) corresponding to the store you dismounted.
When mounting the store, the exchange server will pop a warning and create a fresh database.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:jimshock
ID: 31470548
Awesome!! That did it, thank you so much ;-)
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:rakeshmiglani
ID: 21865312
before you actually delete them, dismount the store for sometime. if users don't report back any issues then it would be safe to delete the databases.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
This article outlines the process to identify and resolve account lockout in an Active Directory environment.
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question