Exchange 2003 (ESEUTIL) Defrag Not Working

Posted on 2009-05-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have been cleaning up an Exchange 2003 Server, deleting mailboxes, for the last two weeks. Last week I ran the ESEUTIL on an Exchange 2003 priv1.edb with no problem.   Today, I tried it again, and received the following error message; when trying to run ESEUTIL:

Error: Access to source database '\\mailserver\z:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb /td:\
Exchange\Temp.edb' failed with Jet error -1022.
Operation terminated with error -1022 (JET_errDiskIO, Disk IO error) after 0.16

Microsoft's web-site has a link showing the most common error messages; unfortunately this being not one of them.  Has anyone ever seen this particular error message, know the link to the fix, or know how to resolve?

Question by:rckollar
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Expert Comment

ID: 24290130
I don't think \\mailserver\z: is a valid unc... I would expect something like \\mailserver\z$\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb or \\mailserver\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb
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Expert Comment

ID: 24290153
Please tell us what is the exact command you are using for ESEUTIL. As mentioned \\mailserver\z: is not a valid path.
Please refer:
Let me know
Nitin Gupta (gupnit)

Author Comment

ID: 24291035
\\mailserver\z$\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb  the UNC that I used.  Not sure why $ showed up.  Must be a typo.

Accepted Solution

jawad1481 earned 1500 total points
ID: 24292986
Hi! rckollar,

I believe you dont have sufficient space on the drive where you are running defrag.

you must have atleast 110 % free space on the drive where you are running the defrag.


The problem is with the Syntax which you are using. could you please write the complete Syntax without any typo.




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