We are running Exchange 2007, SP3 and using Backup Exec 2010 to perform full backups to disk. It is my understanding that over time, white space is created from all the changes in the database and the actual size of the database can be shrunk, thus reducing the b2d file created from a backup.
I have read an option of creating a new database and moving all the mailboxes over, then deleting the old database, then create another new database with the old name and move the mailboxes back. Is this a good or bad idea?
I have had this server in place for about 2 years without any database cleanup. I am hoping that after whatever maintenance I perform, I will have reduced the backup file size.
What are my options?