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Exchange defrag with ESEUTIL - Operation terminated with error -1108

natrat22
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hi all,

I'm attempting to do an offline defrag on a large exchange database (around 55GB) on a SBS2003 box.  The process gets to around 95% or so (so it seems on the the progress bar) than errors as follows:

Operation terminated with error -1108 (JET_errInTransaction, Operation not allowed within a transaction) after 24883.63 seconds.

can anyone shed any light on this?

thanks
nathan
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looks like a corruption in the database, can you try running isinteg first:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-ISINTEG-ESEUTIL.html
Top Expert 2010
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Check this.
http://forums.msexchange.org/m_1800424618/tm.htm

Please make sure you have 1.5 - 2x times free space on the HDD Where you are performing this operation.
That means in your case you'd need to copy the EDB file to a drive with 200+ GB
55 GB for EDB + 110 for eseutil.

Dont forget to run isinteg after you are done with eseutil /p (hard repair) options

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Or try stopping the Exchange Information Store service and setting it to DISABLED before doing your defrag to ensure nothing is trying to start it.

I have seen defrags fail at 95% and then work properly the next time they are run.

Make sure your server AV software is not scanning .EDB files or any other exchange files for that matter (logs checkpoints etc...)

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thanks for the suggestions, I'll work through them starting Friday night (customer is a law firm and can't have any down time during the week if at all possible).  Will get back to you.

nathan
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nathan

Let us know if there are any updates on the case.

thanks
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natrat22 please post if there is any updates on the case.

thanks

Author

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Hello, sorry I was unable to test the fix on the weekend for various reasons.  If I can't do it on friday night or saturday it has to wait til the following weekend.  I shall report back after trying it this weekend (unless the kids get sick again).
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Sure no problem :-)

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Any update?

Author

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Not as yet.  Haven't been permitted to do it last weekend due to staff working all weekend.  Am pushing the point now.
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Nathan

any updates ?
Shreedhar EtteTechnical Manager
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Any profress on this issue?

Author

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Yes, ran it over the weekend past and it revolsed the problem.  Thanks for all the help.

Author

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Have awarded points to both as I did end up with a single corrupted mailbox after doing the repair steps and so followed the instructions inthe thread about creating a new mailstore and moving mailboxes to it as well.

thanks all.