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75GB Warning with Exchange 2003 Enterprise???

Posted on 2008-10-27
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Hello,

Recently I have noticed that on our Exchange Enterprise 2003 server am I seeing events that indicate that the database size is approaching the 75GB limit and that the mail store will be dismounted if we exceed that limit.  I thought that there was no limit with Enterprise.  These events started happening about a week ago out of the blue.  Any ideas? Thanks.
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by:florin_s
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Hi,

Can you provide the Event ID from event log application.
And any other errors from event log.
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Event Type:      Warning
Event Source:      MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
Event Category:      General
Event ID:      9688
Date:            10/27/2008
Time:            5:00:34 AM
User:            N/A
Computer:      Servername here.
Description:
Exchange store 'First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (Servername here)': The logical size of this database (the logical size equals the physical size of the .edb file and the .stm file minus the logical free space in each) is 64 GB. This database size is approaching the size limit of 75 GB.

If the logical database size exceeds the maximum size limit, it will be dismounted on a regular basis.


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by:Shmoid
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Was this server ever upgraded from a different edition?
Even thought the Enerprise edition does not use the limit it is still specified in the registry from a previous version. You can simply remove it or change the value to what ever size you want.
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by:Shmoid
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I worded that poorly. If the registry key is present, Enterprise edition will use it. You can delete it or change it.
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by:ITRSupport
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Was this server ever upgraded from a different edition?

Not that I know of.  I believe that this server was always running enterprise.
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http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998066.aspx

Locate the registry key identified in the article and then set it to 8000.
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here are some articles:

http://www.petri.co.il/change_store_size_limits_ex2003_sp2.htm
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998066.aspx

exchange enterprise dose not have a limit of 75 Gb, dose not have any limit
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by:ITRSupport
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I will try the reg hack to 8000 and see if that helps out.  Will post back soon.  Thanks for the prompt responses!
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by:MrLonandB
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Have you had a chance to try the reg setting?
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Worked like a charm! Thanks.
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Worked like a charm. Thanks for the help!
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