eseutil - -1811

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I try to compact an exchange (2003) database with eseutil.

The path is : c.\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb

I have dismountet the store and gone into the folder where I can run eseutil

and run: eseutil -/ "C:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb"

 and ther error -1811 (jet_errfilenotffound etc) comes.

There are 28GB free on the C: drive and the priv1.edb is 11gb -

What can I do ?
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It should be ESEUTIL /d and then the database path.

Check the database is in that location and you have spelt it correctly

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sorry - yes forgot to write the /d - I have checked the path it is correctly

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found the error - ESUTIL must be with capital letters
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If the file is only11gb why are you trying to compress it?
How much free space has it got? Check event 1221 to find out
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The utility is NOT case sensitive.
Shivkumar SharmaOperations Delivery Manager

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I agree with demazter, first check event 1221 to see after completing online maintainence how much free space is available in the database so that after running an offline defragmentaion the database  will reduce by that size.

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There are only 18gb available and the edb and stm file is currently just about 18 GB. So I need to expand the database size, with the regedit "hack" microsoft has available.

But is it possible to expand the size to for example 40GB first and than later on (if necessary) to expend it 75 or must it all be expanded to 75 from the start.

Is there any risk of an "crash" with the regedit hack ?
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No risk at all and you cam sry it to whatever you want between 0 and 75GB

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But as I understand, if I choose to expand to .75GB the disk space is first taken when the database is 75gb ? So only 18GB is still taken even the database can be 75GB ?
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Absolutely, it just means the database can grow to 75GB but any free space in the database will be used first.
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Shivkumar SharmaOperations Delivery Manager

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Adding to your previous question, yes you can increase it to 40 GB first and when that limit is reach you may increase it to 75 GB using reg key in the baove link, there is no risk or crash involed in it. If you still have any queries revert back
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I hope the issue stands resolved for you, if not then please update us

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ok I close

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