I have a client who has called me to advise that their Exchange 2007 SP1 Server has about 100MB of free space left on the disk that is dedicated to the Exchange Information Store - it is 100GB, and in the last 2 - 3 months it has gone from 60GB to almost the whole 100GB. If I check the logs event id 1221 shows that there should be 4969MB of white space in the database, however I am hopful that there is a lot more than that - fingers crossed.
Other than adding more storage, creating a new store, moving the mailboxes, deleting the original store and moving the mailboxes back to a newly created store on the original disk is there another way to reduce the size of the database file on disk?
obviously with only 100MB free we don' have a lot of free space to do much with, and any ideas would be appreciated. The server runs on a VMWare virtual infrastructure and I am not too sure how easily or quickly we can just add extra storage to it. From what I can gather most available space on the VM environment has ben allocated.
Exchange 2007 SP1 is running on Windows 2008 Server.