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My Exchange EDB file is huge. I have extracted emails to an offline drive so I can burn them on a DVD  using exmerge. However the side of the file isn't decreasing. What can I do?
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The size of an EDB file will not decrease, however white space will be reclaimed.  You must complete an offline defrag to reduce the size of the EDB

References:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256352
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804
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Which version of Exchange?

Offline defrag is not a maintenance task and there is high risk of data loss.

Please read my article here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2730-Exchange-Offline-Defrag.html
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