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Exchange 2003 Mailbox Size Over Than 75GB. How to reduce it.

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A Client has a Exchange 2003 running on SBS Server. The Priv1.EDB & Priv1.STM is more than 75GB. I noticed under Mailboxes within Mailbox Stores in System Manager, that total size when calculated per mailbox does not even reach 40GB.

My Question is, how to reduce the EDB & STM file respectively to avoid the auto dismounting of Information Store which is quiet annoying these days. Any reply from you all will be highly appreciated. Thanks.
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Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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That means the rest is free space
TO get that space back you will have to run the Offline Defrag
eseutil /d "location of the .edb file"
This command would run at 4-5Gb per hour and considering your server performance. This would require 110% of free space of your Database from the location where you run the command from
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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Firstly go to the properties of the Mailbox Store in ESM and check the Limit tab and make the limit to keep deleted items for 0days from the default. Let Online maintenance run in the night and after tomorrow you can initiate the Offline Defrag as it might give you more free space and once rn you can get the entire free space back .......... Do let me know if you have any questions

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Hi Rancy,
Thanks for the response.
I have done the Eseutil procedure as per your suggestion 3 days in a row as exactly mentioned by you, but still no positive result.
Manpreet SIngh KhatraSolutions Architect, Project Lead
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Commented:
Defragmenting your Exchange Database
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804
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