how to purge mail box on Exchange 2007 and release space

Posted on 2011-10-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
dear experts
our exchange 2007 server is running out of disk space, so i want to delete some user mailbox on it. first steps is delete the account from Active Directory, then my question is how to purge linked mailbox and release disk space, which command i should to use?

thank you
Question by:beardog1113
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    Run remove-mailbox
    Then run online maintenance
    Run offline defrag if the space can be claimed.
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    Offline defrag off the database will reclaim space but you need 110% free space to run it. This is because eseutil creates a new database leaving you with two. You can then switch exchange to the new database.

    You need to really make sure your backups are working and that exchange is successfully clearing down the transaction log files. This is usually the most common reason why space is suddenly at a premium.

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    thanks i am clear with purge mail box processing now.

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