Exchange 2003 Database Defrag
Posted on 2009-05-20
I am about to do the first ever defrag on our exchange database and am just looking for a bit of moral support and advise that I am doing the right thing.
We run an A/A/P cluster for exchange with a virtual server. The database resides on the SAN and is mounted as an S:\ drive.
My plan was to login to the virtual server, dismount the store and then run eseutil from the command prompt and use the following line.
c:\exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /d S:\EXCHSRVR\MDBDATA\MailStore1.edb
Does that look about right and am I on the right lines here?
The .edb database is 26Gb and the .stm database is almost 10Gb.
How long might it take and is there anything I need to keep an eye out for. I am particularly nervous about doing it as the servers have been in for over 3 years and this has never been done.