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Large Exchange Server priv1.edb File

We're running a SBS 2003 SP2 network and need to free up space in the C drive.  The priv1.edb file is 3.9 GB, which I know is small, but on our server it is large. We're in the process of upgrading the sever but have to take care of this memory issue now.  Can I reduced the size of this file, and if so, how? Thanks in advance for your help.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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coopfab

Thanks for your fast response.  We don't have 4.4 GB of free space so I'll have to try to find other places to free up space.  Again, thanks for your help.
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coopfab

Very good in depth responses
TheGeezer2010

You can specify another location for the temp file to be created (see using the /t switch in this article)

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

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coopfab

Sorry I closed this question before your answer. Your response was the most helpful of all.
TheGeezer2010

Such is life :-)

Hope it helps you. I think the drive has to be a physical drive or partition - not sure if you can use a USB external, but I wouldn't anyway as their data transfer is seriously suspect for an operation like this.

You may want to check the integrity afterwards using ESEUTIL and ISINTEG.
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Thanks for the additional info.  We'll use a physical drive not our USB storage.
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