Exchange 2003 > 2003 Database Limit Question
Posted on 2011-05-09
We successfully completed the interim upgrade from Exchange 2000 to 2003 (as we can't make the jump straight from 2000 up to 2010), and everything is working well.
I've configured the database limit at 32GB, which will give us a bit more space on the database to work until I can get Exchange 2010 installed on our new server.
I just have one question regarding the database...
The 32GB limit was applied OK and shows up in event viewer when the database is mounted, yet every morning the MSExchangeIS Mailbox 1221 event (online defrag) is telling me there's only 982MB free.
Will the database auto-expand up until the 32GB limit, or will I have to run an offline defragmentation in order to re-create the database within Exchange 2003?
I thought it would auto-expand, but I just wanted clarification in case it gets up to the old Exchange 2000 limit (16GB) and dismounts.
If anyone has been in this scenario, or knows a bit more about upgrading from 2000 > 2003, I'd like to know your thoughts.
We're adding the Exchange 2010 to our license agreement next week, then I can get on with the 2003 > 2010 upgrade onto a new Win 2008 R2 box.
Thanks in advance!