Mailbox database size not getting reduced.

Hi,

We have Mailbox server which is part of  Ex 2010 - DAG. We have database named :Mailbox Database 1803077165 on this server.
The size of this database 4.5 GB resulting in low disk space on the drive.
The database is present in the Exchange server folder : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\V14\Mailbox.
We have moved some the mailboxes from this database however size is not reducing.
We also have system created mailbox on same mailbox database. Admins moved some user mailboxes to this database unknowingly.
I am mlooking for option where in we can reduce the size of the database without taking downtime.
We had moved user mailboxes but the size is not reducing.
Please Help.

Thanks
ex_adAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Raheman M. AbdulSenior Infrastructure Support Analyst & Systems DeveloperCommented:
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ex_adAuthor Commented:
I found below article :

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804

Is it applicable to Exchange 2010, as per article it applies only to Ex 2003...
0
LeeDerbyshireCommented:
As previously mentioned, the size will only reduce if you do an offline defrag, but to do that you will need to dismount that store.  Exchange doesn't automatically reduce the DB size, because it likes to hang onto the used space in case it needs it in future.  Perhaps you can move all the mailboxes to another store?  Unless you are saying (in the last line of your question) that you already did this?  Or do you mean that you only moved /some/ of the mailboxes, not all?
0
Big Business Goals? Which KPIs Will Help You

The most successful MSPs rely on metrics – known as key performance indicators (KPIs) – for making informed decisions that help their businesses thrive, rather than just survive. This eBook provides an overview of the most important KPIs used by top MSPs.

ex_adAuthor Commented:
We have moved some of the mailboxes and not all, however we could not find much redcution in the size of database.
My question is,
Can we follow article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804 for Exchange 2010 also?
 
0
LeeDerbyshireCommented:
Yes, I did it myself recently, after having to repair an information store.  The syntax of these commands doesn't seem to have changed for years.
0
JAnderssonCommented:
It's the same commands like that article, however I would suggest you to instead either extend the storage for that disk or just simply move those mailboxes to another db placed on another disk/lun and then remove this default db.

Don't forget the arbitration mailboxes
You can find them using get-mailbox -arbitration
0
Raheman M. AbdulSenior Infrastructure Support Analyst & Systems DeveloperCommented:
Yes it applies to Exchange 2010 as well.
0
ManicDCommented:
Have you performed a full exchange backup to ensure unneeded log files are removed?
0
ex_adAuthor Commented:
thx
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.