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Exchange 2007 defrag of the public store failed to recover White space

Last Modified: 2008-08-05
I 'm on exchange 2007. No sp1 yet, sorry. I have deleted multiple files and folders from my public folders. I have set deleted items retention to 0 days. Event ID 1221 says I can reclaim 69,000 mb. When I run ESEUTIL /D it runs and completes without error. My public store still shows to be almost 70gb in size. What am I missing?   Why did it not reduce?
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What was the size of the public store before defrag? What does 1221 say now? Did the ON-line defrag complete?


The online defrag has completed several times.   The 1221 shows the same Free space .     The defrag only took 2 minutes to do.   It showed no errors.

Are you  defraging to a temp database and comparing sizes of the old and new? or just overwriting the existing store?  A 2 min defrag is quite quick so I wonder if it is abending.  And we are just talking about the PUBLIC store, right? It's easy to look at 1221 for the wrong store - I've wasted hours doing that!  
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IT is the Public Store and we did just overwrite the existing store (or at least we thought it was).   It showed no errors and Yes we thought it would take a lot longer.        If we defrag to a temp database then do we just delete the old and rename the temp.    I am a little knew to the defrag function.


It is being run on a 300 GB drive with 227 free space on it.
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