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Offline defrag of Exchange Database stuck in middel

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I was trying to offlince defrag a Exchange db on our server, i did this a lot before, never seen this before.

I see that the defrag seems to have stuck in the middle, i checked the temp file, it has not grown since one hr and it is nor proceeding furhter.

Can anyone let me know how to kill it and is it going to cause any problem to the db.

We have Exchange 2007 and Single Copy cluster running.

Need urgent help.
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Question by:mdimthyas
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by:sunnyc7
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Abort the eseutil
Check the drive where you are trying to run the backup. See if it is full ?

c:\program files\exchange server\bin

see if there are some large temp files.
delete those and start again.
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by:Razi_Ahmed
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Try checking the amount of CPU or IO done by eseutil.exe using perfmon, or the IO columns in taskmgr. See The free space on the volume (from dir) should probably get updated as well.

also note, progress bar gets updated once per database table. Although each mail folder in Outlook corresponds to a table, there are some incredibly large tables like the message table. My guess is that it looked like it was stuck because it defragmenting one of those large tables.
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by:sunnyc7
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Razi
Each email folder corresponds to a "view" - not a table..
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by:Satya Pathak
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@mdimthyas if you are going to abort the eseutil 99% changes to corrupt the Exchange Database file.
I would suggest you please wait and watch but the Mean time also monitor the Server CPU utilization activity and also monitor the Disk Space.
I am sure about it I will work after few time, don’t abort the Eseutil command.
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Thanks guys for all your suggestions, but I tried this and it worked.

Actually it got paused, and so it was not moving since 2 hours. I have not seen that before, not sure if you guys have noticed that.

I think by mistake i have double clicked on the eseutil window and it paused there,i checked the Temp file as well on the drive where I started offline defrag it was not growing, so I called my counterpart as he had access to Microsoft Support and in the mean while he asked me to use Cntrl + C abor the defrag.So I just did that and it started moving again.

Then I got a doubt and then double clicked with mouse twice and it paused again.

So I used Cntrl+C and it started, so I played with couple of times and it did the same .

Then I let it complete the defrag, it went fine and mounted the db fine without issues and even checked the mailboxes they were good.

We asked this to microsoft support and they said do not click on that window , it might pause.

I didn't knew this before so if you come across this , then you guys no what to do now.
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