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The Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Manager reports different figures for Size of messages

Posted on 2008-10-15
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Hi All,

I have a client with an exchange mail store and the Mailbox Manager keeps reporting vastly different figures, I have copied the last 2 days reports.

The mail store is on Exch 2000 and is tipping over the 16GB area, I get the users to archive what they can, backup the mailstore and run an offline defrag quite often so these messages are a little confusing.

As you can see on the 14th when the mail store was reporting "Size of messages that would be moved or deleted:  1.76 MB",
on the eve of the 14th I did an offline defrag but the report today (15th) is "Size of messages that would be moved or deleted:  3857.57 MB"

I am missing something here any one have a clue?




The Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Manager has completed processing mailboxes
Started at:      2008-10-14 21:24:07
Stopped at:      2008-10-14 21:24:33
Mailboxes processed:      91
Messages that would be moved or deleted:      20089
Size of messages that would be moved or deleted:      1.76 MB



The Microsoft Exchange Server Mailbox Manager has completed processing mailboxes
Started at:      2008-10-15 18:31:58
Stopped at:      2008-10-15 18:32:19
Mailboxes processed:      92
Messages that would be moved or deleted:      20008
Size of messages that would be moved or deleted:      3857.57 MB

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Apply this hotfix if applicable - >
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/895471

-Amit Aggarwal.
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I will have a look later, cheers
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by:jacass
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Nope. error 9307 is not present in the event logs.

I will try a repair of the DB and then a defrag, see if that is the problem
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Never found out why this was happening but it seems OK now.
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