I am running all exchange 2007 roles on one server (OS is server 2003R2 64bit standard sp2). I have been researching doing an offline defrag to decrease the physical size of the .edb file and i am wondering if this offline defrag will affect any of the other roles on the server or if there is any extra steps i need to be aware of. Right now my Database is 44.6 GB and event ID 1221 in the event logs states i have 12gb of free space.
I have also read about moving the mailboxes to a temp location and then moving them back again. I am thinking about trying this method instead because it looks safer than an offline defrag. Do any of you have experience with the offline defrag method and has it been problematic for you?