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Exchange 2003 - Automating Exmerge of large mailbox

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Dear EE,

I have a query to which I hope can be answeed.

Currently we have an client with an Exchange 2003 server which is near its maximum database size limit of 75GB.

The main culprit is a journaling mailbox which is 12GB in size which captures all mail for the company on a daily basis.

I'm currently having to Exmerge this on a monthly basis to clear out all email over a month period to stop the .edb database dismounting and causing us a whole world of pain.

We are insigating an upgrade to Exchange 2010 to allow for a higer database size, but that project will be a while off being implemented.

Is there anyway to automate this clearing out emails over a month without manually Exmerging? This is a very tedious process as you can imagine.

Much appreciated in advance.
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This is called a brick level backup,

http://www.petri.co.il/brick_level_backup_of_mailboxes_by_using_exmerge.htm

However you usually get issues with mailboxes over 2GB in Exmerge so that may cause an issue...

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Thanks for this fella. The 2GB is indeed an issue as it will be corrupt as soon as it Exmerged.

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