Exchange stopped working for no reason.

gordoninhawaii
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Hi all,
I need some major quick help.  My clients exchange server quit working for no understandable reason.  I called my forwarder and he stated that the server was reporting not enough resources.  I don't  think that is the issue the server was not touched and from my analysis the server stopped receiving mail at 11:35 pm.  I am not an expert on exchange, barely an intermediate.  Not sure where  to start looking for the problem and would appreciate any advice.

Thank you in advance
Gordon
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"Not enough resources" is a common error message when one of your server partitions is low on disk space. Exchange needs plenty of *free* disk space to work properly and will throw this error when that goes away.

And no, you don't have to "touch" a server for this to appear. Disk space naturally goes away over time as built in logs grow, emails get sent and received so the Exchange store grows, and other services take up their share of space over normal use.

In summary? Sounds like a machine that just needs to be cleaned up a bit. You'll probably find you can resolve this quickly.

-Cliff
check if the exchange does not have a huge pile of transaction logs due to never being backed up.

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I am back thank you so much.  Suprised I had 3 gigs left out of 80gb.  Moved the updates to another drive freeing up14gb and everything works.  Wonder how much exchange needs.
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exchange stops working when 5gb left
exchange is fine, you just need to learn all there is to it :)

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I meant to give Cliff the points but screwed up.  Is there a way to rectify this?
don't know :D

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Meant to give Cliff the points

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Mahalo Cliff
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You can request attention from the question itself at the top. I will also post this as an objection just to make sure it gets flagged.

-Cliff

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did, you got them and thanks again for your quick response.

mahalo

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