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Exchange 2003 SP2 - Can I compress

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Hello - We made some company wide changes and as a result, our Exchange use has decreased as well as the .edb size.  At least I thought the .edb size should be smaller.  We were pushing about 20GB and now when all individual mailbox sizes are added up it should only be about 1.5gb.  But the priv.edb is still showing 20GB.   The bBackup software also thinks it's 20GB too.  Is there a way to compress the priv.edb file to reflect it's true size. Thanks in advance.
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Yes - please have a read of the following article:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/A_2730-Exchange-Offline-Defrag.html

Check for Event ID 1221 and it will tell you how much space you can reclaim by doing an offline defrag.
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The solution required a certain amount of additional drive space.  I needed to move the edb file to a larger partition and then was able to use the solution.
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