Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

extremely large .STM files - Exchange 2003 Standard

Posted on 2011-03-25
8
934 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-14
My .STM file was grown to 20 GB's and my db is 65 GB's.  I need to really reduce the size of my .STM.  What's the best way to do this?  I have database maintenance running every night and Ive trimmed down many of the mailboxes.  What else can I do?  I'm trying to void a offline defrag or any type of offline processes, however, I think I might have to resort to that.
0
Comment
Question by:gopher_49
  • 6
  • 2
8 Comments
 
LVL 10

Expert Comment

by:Muzafar Momin
ID: 35215796
create multiple mailstore and divide the mailboxes among mailstores
0
 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35216295
I have the standard version.  That is not possible.  I'll have to create a VM and run Exchang Standard on a another windows instance..  I thought about that but I guess I need to clean up more space and live with the .STM file?
0
 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35216396
I don't think my db is releasing free space...  I deleted over 10 GB's of emails and my priv DB is still the same size?!
0
Are your AD admin tools letting you down?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35222113
My .stm file is 20GB and my priv edb is 65 GB's.  Does this seem to be normal?  What else can I do to reduce the size of my .stm file?  I guess and offline defrag but I'd rather mount another VM and move mailboxes arounmd before doing that.
0
 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35226585
ok..  I moved a 3 GB mailbox to another server.  I then let my database maintenance run and no storage/records where free'ed up...  My .stm and ..edb files are the exact same size.

Does this mean I need to move all mailboxes to another server and then delete my infostore and re-create it?
0
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Muzafar Momin earned 500 total points
ID: 35230661
distribute the mailbox on both server
0
 

Author Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35231908
I'm using Standard so I ended up using a different backend server that wasn't being used and moved the mailboxes over there and will now delete my old DB/STM file and then recreate it.  This seems to be the best option in regards to less downtime versus running an offline defrag.  Moving the mailbox to a different server did not free up any space.. I have to move all mailboxes and delete the old DB/STM.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:gopher_49
ID: 35886621
I ended up moving all mailboxes to a temporary server, deleteing old infostore database which resulted in .STM file being deleted, created new infostore database, then moved users back over.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This article lists the top 5 free OST to PST Converter Tools. These tools save a lot of time for users when they want to convert OST to PST after their exchange server is no longer available or some other critical issue with exchange server or impor…
A list of top three free exchange EDB viewers that helps the user to extract a mailbox from an unmounted .edb file and get a clear preview of all emails & other items with just a single click on mailboxes.
To show how to generate a certificate request in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.:  First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Servers >> Certificates…
This video demonstrates how to sync Microsoft Exchange Public Folders with smartphones using CodeTwo Exchange Sync and Exchange ActiveSync. To learn more about CodeTwo Exchange Sync and download the free trial, go to: http://www.codetwo.com/excha…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question