Exchange Mailbox Defragmentation
Posted on 2010-09-14
I would like to do exchange mailbox defragmentation in my Exchange2003 server.Exchange 2k3 is installed in the windows2k3 server which is the domaincontroller.
Question1:what precautions i need to take before proceeding with the defragmentation.
Question2: command to do the defragment by giving a different path for the temp folder.(as my existing server does not have enough space to do the defragment process)
Question3: can i use an External harddrive in the same server to have the defragment temp folder,is that reliable ?
Please note,as my mailbox space is showing almost 90gb,i have deleted 10% of the overall mailboxes but still the size isnot reduced.
ExchangeLog from Event viewer :
The database "First Storage Group\Public Folder Store (EXCHSRV)"
has 4 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.
The database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (EXCHSRV)"
has 18599 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.
Please suggest with best option for this scenario.