Our Exchange 2000 Standard Server had exceeded the 16 GB limit, so I expanded the dbase to 17 GB and worked with the users to have over 8 GB of email deleted. After that I ran a eseutil /d defrag of the information store, which was successful. I have not reset the settings back to the 16GB limit yet because the size has not reduced it is still 14,942,472 KB Priv1.ebd and 1,640,456 KB. After noticing that the priv1.edb file had not reduced in size I changed the settings of the "Log file Maintenance to 1 day vs 15 days. I have had a number of successful tape backups, and also have noticed that I have temp.log files dated back 6 weeks.
Any ideas why my priv1.edb file has not been reduced and why I still have 6 week old temp files in my MDBDATA folder?