Can I start an online defrag manually exchange 5.5

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Hello, my exchange server has shut down due to low space. There is space on the disk but not in the database. It is Exchange 5.5 so I believe the limit is 16GB. I have been able to get it started to remove some mail but it almost immediately shuts down after everyone logs in. Can I manually run an online defrag so we don't lose the whole day to this?

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you need to modify the maintenance schedule so that it runs at the time you want... now

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How do I do that. I cannot find the place where the maintenance interval option is.

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Hi kasdas,

Have a look at the following:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192185/EN-US/

Good Luck!

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That link is for offline defrag. I am hoping I can get by until the weekend before performing this. It will take about a day or so to do the offline.
To schedule database defragmentation, use one of the following methods:
To schedule database defragmentation for an individual database, use the Maintenance interval option on the Database tab of a mailbox store or of a public folder store object to configure the maintenance interval.
To schedule database defragmentation for a collection of mailbox stores and of public folder stores, use the Maintenance interval option on the Database (Policy) tab of a mailbox store or of a public folder store policy to configure the maintenance interval.
you won't free up disk space until the offline defrag is executed

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So am I screwed?
no, the online defrag should create whitespace that exchange can use

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I have your instructions but where do I go to get to the  maintenance interval option
select the mailbox store and view properties
there should be a tab to configure this option

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Do you mean the information store?
yes, been a while since i've seen 5.5 interface

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Is it qactually called IS Maintenance? I find that under the properties of my server in Exchange Admin.

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Is there a command line that I can use?
no, you can only schedule it and monitor the application log to verify that it started

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I think I am ok. The defrag started and I had deleted some mail and within a half hour the event log said I had 658MB of free space. One more question, can I install enterprise 5.5 right over this standard edition to buy some time before I upgrade to exchange 2003?

Thanks for all your help.

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