Exchange 2003 mailbox store at critical levels (69-74GB) - what actions can I take?
Posted on 2010-11-24
I want to know how close I am to critical levels with Exchange for a client. Well I probably am already at critical levels but how long to I have before things could keep over.
The combined Edb and STB files comes in at 74GB.
Looking in systems manager and then exporting mailbox sizes to excel (tab delimited) and adding up, the total is 69GB.
In the registry it has been set to allow the Exchange DB size set to grow up to 74GB max (I left the last 1GB in case it fell over, at least I would have another 1GB to play around with)
Now I am sending out a message that all staff need to reduce mailbox sizes urgently. But happy to hear from others what other actions should I be taking (for example, just changed the keep deleted items down from 7 days to 1 day)
Also this is full version of Exchange 2003. How easy is it to just start another mailbox store and make new emails go into that but they can still access their old store?
(Note, exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003)
Thanks in advance