Exchange 2003 - Automating Exmerge of large mailbox
Posted on 2012-03-14
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.