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Hi

I'm running Exchange 2007 SP2 and had some questions about eseutil.

1. Can eseutil be run from any location (e.g. same as a database, same as a log file etc)
2. If I wanted to run eseutil /p against a database for hard repair, when do I run isinteg
3. If I wanted to run eseutil against a database, is it best practice to run it in the same location as a database or just run it but reference the db path in the command
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OK, 1 and 3, why are you running eseutil? You haven't mentioned it? You only need to run ESEUTIL to either do a hard repair with the /p switch or to replay log files.  See my guide here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2730-Exchange-Offline-Defrag.html

As for the /p switch, you should run that then the /d switch, then continuously run ISINTEG -fix -test alltests until you receive no errors at the end.
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Hi

This is a test scenario if I was forced to. I just wanted to learn the steps if I HAD to do a hard repair.

So am I correct in thinking:

1. Navgate in DOS to the location of the EDB
2. Run eseutil /p dbname.edb
3. Run eseutil /d dbname.edb
3. Run isinteg -fix

Am I right? What's the reason for running /d and isinteg afterwards?

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that's the correct steps.

/d defrags and rebuilds the table indexes.
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Thanks...

One further question:

The article says that we need to run eseutil /d after /p. I understand the reason to run isinteg, but not the defrag, why do we need this?

Secondly, the article mentions this:

"You only need as much extra logical drive disk space as the final size of the files after defragmentation. Although it is impossible to exactly predict how much disk space will be reclaimed, you should leave a recommended 110% of free disk drive space to be safe"

I don't understand this? How can I leave 110% of disk space free?
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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