Exchange 2003 mailbox store growing at fast rate
Posted on 2011-03-18
I have a SBS 2003 Box (exchange 2003) that all of a sudden ran out of space early this morning and brought everything to a halt. I freed up all the space I could on the partition, around 1-2GB, but later in the day the free space was gone again.
I took a closer look and found that the mailbox store (priv1.edb) was growing by a MB or so every second. I dismounted the mailbox store and ran isinteg.exe /s <server> -fix /t d: -test ALLTESTS. It ran through 21 tests and only made two "fixes" during the "folders" test.
I mounted the database and found that the rate at which the database is growing has slowed, but is still completely unacceptable. I have run though 400MB in less than 4 hours and I have once again dismounted the database.
Where do I go from here? I was going to run an offline defrag on the mailbox store, but I have no space left on the drive. If this is the next move, how do I go about defragging without any disk space?