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Exchange mail server running out of room

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I have an HP server with 135 GB of space for my mail server and I am running out of room.  The directory C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr alone is taking up 122 GB.  

Name                         Size  
Mdbdata            128,007,600 KB    
Pos-sbs.log            300,265 KB        
Bin                    158,551 KB        
Exchweb                 47,780 KB      
Res                     22,223 KB        
Oma                      3,483 KB      
Mtadata                  3,036 KB      
Srsdata                  2,162 KB      
Schema                     210 KB    
Address                    366 KB  

1. My exchange mail files are huge - they grew large months ago and now that we really have about 20GB of mail stored they have never shrunk.  I assume the only way to get the files back to smaller sizes is to run an offline defrag of the mailbox?

2. There are a bunch of log files in C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\MDBDATA - Can I just delete all those?  They are named E0018409.log and all are 5,120KB.  Also can I stop the mail server from creating those?

3. The C:\Program Files\Exchsrvr\POS-SBS.log is full of files, can I delete all those and have the mail server stop creating them?  They are named 20091217.log and some are as big as 50 MB.

Anything else I can delete?  Thanks.

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