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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?
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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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We run weekly backups.
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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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