Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

4 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.

Posted on 2009-05-04
3
839 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Hello ,
I keep seeing this entry in the event log.  

The database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (Server)" has 4 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.

The drive has plenty of free space.  Should I be concerned about this message?

0
Comment
Question by:paulvi
3 Comments
 
LVL 58

Accepted Solution

by:
tigermatt earned 250 total points
ID: 24295350

You should not be concerned about that message at all. It is logging the amount of white space which is available in the databases after online maintenance has tidied up old database pages and other objects. It has nothing to do with free space on the drive and at this stage, you need not be concerned.

I'd suggest you review http://www.amset.info/exchange/event1221.asp for more information.

-Matt
0
 
LVL 13

Assisted Solution

by:FearNoMore
FearNoMore earned 250 total points
ID: 24295375
The event that you see with the above description is event 1221.
There is absolutely no harm and cause of concern with this message and this is the default message/ event that Exchange generates after an online maintenance/online defrag has completed.
The free space that is mentioned here (4 MB) is the "white space" in the database and has nothing to do with the physical drive that the database is located on.
There is no need to be alarmed at the "terminated" word also
These MS articles should explain the event better
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/186291 
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555323
0
 

Author Comment

by:paulvi
ID: 24295508
Thanks for the information
0

Featured Post

Announcing the Most Valuable Experts of 2016

MVEs are more concerned with the satisfaction of those they help than with the considerable points they can earn. They are the types of people you feel privileged to call colleagues. Join us in honoring this amazing group of Experts.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Scam emails are a huge burden for many businesses. Spotting one is not always easy. Follow our tips to identify if an email you receive is a scam.
How to resolve IMCEAEX NDRs in Exchange or Exchange Online related to invalid X500 addresses.
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question