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Is This A Safe Method For Defragging SBS 2003 Partition w/Exchange Database?

Posted on 2008-11-12
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
I have a client whose Windows Small Business Server 2003 box has everything stored on the C partition: OS files, swap file, Exchange database and user files and data. The client does NOT wish to purchase imaging or partition management software.

The server has been in use two years and has had many files created/deleted. I'd like to defragment the entire C partition, but I have read the debates about defragmenting a partition containing an Exchange store.

In this case, could I dismount the Exchange store, copy it to an external hard disk, run a complete defragmentation on the C partition, move the Exchange priv1.edb file (approximately 6GB total size) back to its original location, remount the store and be back in business? Or, is it safe to defragment the entire C partition?
Question by:JayneCobb

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Jack_French earned 1000 total points
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Yes if you really want to defrag that drive that is a safe way to do it, make sure you take the stm file as well.
see this blog for additional info on your question - http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2004/10/25/247342.aspx


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Hardeep_Saluja earned 1000 total points
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Hello Jayne,

You can defrag your %systemdrive% where exchange database resides but it is recommended to dismount the stores during that period.
Please go through expert exchange as well as Microsoft Kb below:



Please let me know if you have any other queries..

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