How do I reduce my Exchange Server 2003 mail store limit, 75GB exceeded
Posted on 2009-02-22
Our Exchange mail server dismounts. We get the following warning in the event logs:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
Event Category: General
Event ID: 9685
Exchange store 'First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (Server)': The current physical size of this database (the .edb file and the .stm file) is 80 GB. This database has exceeded the size limit of 75 GB. However, the logical free space in this database has not yet been evaluated. Therefore, it is possible that this database contains enough free space to bring its logical size below the maximum size limit.
If the logical database size exceeds the maximum size limit, it will be dismounted on a regular basis.
We're already using the registry tweak to se the database limit to 75GB. However, we need to work out a way to reduce the mail store further. The current physical is as follows:
priv1.ebd = 64GB
priv1.stm = 20GB
pub1.ebd = 3.3GB
pub1.stm = 2.6GB
We would really appreciate your help in finding a solution to reduce the space being used up by the database.