Exchange Mailbox sizes vs. edb file size after offline defrag
Posted on 2009-12-17
I have a sticky situation. I have a SBS 2003 SP2 Exchange SP2 database nearing the 75 GB limit. I have lowered deletion settings, ran online maintenance, and an offline defrag. About a week ago I archived about 40 GB of data out of users mailboxes and was sure the offline defrag would shrink the file size. Well, it didn't....Please help. I have preformed the defrag twice and it only frees a half a GB. I know there is more space to free up!
I know I could always exmerge and recreate the store but I would like that to be a last ditch effort. Before buying Enterprise that is.
Thanks for the advise.