?
Solved

Exchange 2003 Database Size

Posted on 2011-09-28
3
Medium Priority
?
332 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have SBS2003 running Exchange 2003,
I am getting close to the 75GB database size limitation.
Can I create a 2nd database and move some mailboxes accross, or is the 75GB limitation a total for all databases?
MMMmmm... does SBS support multiple databases?

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ie0
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
. earned 2000 total points
ID: 36719677
If it's sbs2003 it's not supported, exchange 2003 standard only supports a single private store so consider having your users remove unnecessary messages to create logical free space, utilise mail enabled public folders where possible like sales@ or support@ to share common email as this is a separate database. Consider quotas to protect your messaging continuity and maybe it time to consider SBS 2011 which does not have such limitations.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:berry_rijnbeek
ID: 36813865
Let the users clean there mailbox by removing unnecesarry messages or archive the mailbox.
After this the size will be still the same of the exchange database.

To shrink the database you need to defrag it with eseutil.
See the folowing link for more information about eseutil: http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/exchange-isinteg-eseutil.html
0
 
LVL 15

Expert Comment

by:.
ID: 36813951
Also an event is written to the application event log 1221 which will report the logical free space of your databases. This happens around 5am. This will help you monitor your database.
0

Featured Post

Has Powershell sent you back into the Stone Age?

If managing Active Directory using Windows Powershell® is making you feel like you stepped back in time, you are not alone.  For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Learn to move / copy / export exchange contacts to iPhone without using any software. Also see the issues in configuration of exchange with iPhone to migrate contacts.
New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
In this video we show how to create a Contact in Exchange 2013. We show this process by using the Exchange Admin Center. Log into Exchange Admin Center.: First we need to log into the Exchange Admin Center. Navigate to the Recipients >> Contact ta…
how to add IIS SMTP to handle application/Scanner relays into office 365.
Suggested Courses
Course of the Month12 days, 9 hours left to enroll

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question