Exchange Database size

Hello,

I have a client with exchange 2003 sp2, their mailboxes under system manager total up to around 6gb but there exchange database size has climbed from 6gb to 50gb.  Attempted to dismount the database and run a defrag but it failed out.  The database mounts fine but just worried about it climbing to 75gb. Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Zeb
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kdog3445Asked:
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muzzi_inCommented:
if it is enterprise edition simply move mailboxes to different store, it will remove white space from the database,
Else you need run offline defrag on the database if it is standard edition,
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192185
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NpatangCommented:
You can check wether you have the free spce in the databaseor not and then run the defrag using the eseutil /ms switch ..
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muzzi_inCommented:
any update ?
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kdog3445Author Commented:
Hi,

Sorry for the Delay,  I ran an offline defrag of the database, still at 65gb.  I think my next step is to call Microsoft since i dont want it to get to 75gb, I am using SBS 2003.

-Zeb
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kdog3445Author Commented:
Ok, I called Microsoft, they had me do an exmerg to pst's then create a new database and emerge them back. I then had to go to all the workstations and re create the outlook profile becouse it was saying exchange in in recovery mode.  I hope i never have to do this again.

-Zeb
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muzzi_inCommented:
you know hwat when you do ex merge it will remove Single instance from the mailbox database, which again make your database size grow, you can read this here,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/175481 
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