Exchange 2000 stuck at 16GB
Posted on 2009-04-07
I have a SBS2000 running Exchange 2000, yesterday it hit the 16GB limit and since then I had nothing but problems with it.
I first did the registry trick and this allows the workstation to connect, I then archived 3GB off the server, but still the EDB shows 16.1GB in size, I then tried eseutil /p followed by eseutil /p with same result, I did a reboot just in case, I check the Mailboxes in ESM and this shows adding all users comes to just over 12GB (only 7 users), yet I cant get Exchange to free up the space so I can mount the server correctly as it stays at 16.1GB, hence shutting down the IS.
When I ran eseutil /p it came back with over 100 unknown errors but I managed to restored an image from yesterday to a fresh test server and it show the same errors yet the server were still working, I could use the spare test server as its almost identical minus this morning emails, but the EDB on the restored server showing 15.9GB so its a matter of minutes before I get hit with the same thing.
Would be most grateful for any help on this one urgently as I been doing this for over 8 hrs non-stop.