is it really required to defrag exchange Mailstores in 2010 SP1

Folks , couple of question ; our exchange server is 2010 SP1 ; running smoothly for about a year.

Mail-Store is almost 114 GB with about 50 GB of white space.

Is it required to perform a defrag ? I just don't want to perform a risky maintenance .

If yes , do you have a document about performing DSUTIL in 2010 SP1 environment ?( step-by-step?)
 
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RadweldCommented:
i would say its probably not worth it, unless your paranoid about space but to perform the defrag you will needs 110% free space. This is because the defrag process creates a new EDB file taking the needed pages and leaving the white space behind.
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akhalighiAuthor Commented:
I have enough free space , it's not a problem .

I just want to perform any thing that helps maintaining this mail-store error free.

So based on what you say , it's okay to leave the Mail-store as it is now.

There is no errors , and I usually run base line analyzer to make sure there is no outstanding issues .

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RadweldCommented:
No errors no problem, forgot to say the process of reclaiming white space is an offline defrag so the mailstore is unavailable during the process.
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akhalighiAuthor Commented:
so .. when do you think this defrag process needs to happen ?
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RadweldCommented:
Only in situations where the normal maintenance process isn't controlling the database white space. For you I would say leave it for now.
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