Delete Empty Storage Group
Posted on 2009-04-08
Here is my situation
Have a 2k3 Exchange Environment I have a Storage Group (SG) that has 5 Mail Store (MS) I know.. this is not recommended
One of my MS was 198 GB in size with about 550 Mail Boxes (MB) in it
So doing an offline Defrag was out of the question since it would take a Long long time
Any how I created two MS in different SG and stated migration MB to each one of them. And all is well
I have now only 54 MB in this huge MS and it's still reporting a size of 198 GB even though I moved almost all MB from it, and yes I know it's due to the fact that in the past now one monitored this SG to do an offline defrag
In any case this is what I plan on doing:
Move all the MB left in the SG, once all MB have been move, just delete the SG and be done with it and of course regain the Storage.
What are my consequences on doing so?
Will Exchange not like that? I know I'll have to modify Backups and all but
What would be the best way to get rid of this SG once it's empty of MB
Thanks for your advice in advance.