Delete unneeded files in Exchange Server 2007

Posted on 2009-02-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have Exchanger Server 2007 SP1 running on Windows Server 2003 R2.  

Here's the issue: I have almost 400GB allocated to Exchange.  This is independent of the OS.  Exchange Server has racked up 300GB of space with only 79GB remaining (roughly 20%).  This is setting off thresh hold alerts.  Are there files that can be deleted within this folder?  I'm fairly confident that most of this is mailboxes, but I don't know how to determine this... I'm fairly new to administering Exchange.

Are there known folders that just accumulate junk that can be deleted or do I need to allocate more space?
Question by:dataroad
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    Accepted Solution

    You can't just delete content randomly. An Exchange installation is a few gb by default, so the rest must be data.
    Are you running backups of the Exchange server?

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    Author Comment

    We run weekly backups.
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    Expert Comment

    Is that an Exchange aware backup?
    Have you actually looked to see what is taking up the space?

    Do not go randomly deleting content though. Exchange has to be managed carefully.


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