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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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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
An offline defrag is the only way to reduce it in physical size IF there is a lot of white space in the database. To do so you MUST have at least 110% of the size of the database in FREE disk space, so in your case at least 4.4GB of free disk space available PLUS you want to make a backup copy of it first somewhere PLUS this can only be done with exchange OFFLINE.
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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
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noufsCommented:
Hello,

You can use eseutil /d to defragment your database. Don't forget to archive your user mailbox first.
Eseutil : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/192185
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coopfabAuthor Commented:
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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coopfabAuthor Commented:
Very good in depth responses
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TheGeezer2010Commented:
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

HTH
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coopfabAuthor Commented:
Sorry I closed this question before your answer. Your response was the most helpful of all.
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TheGeezer2010Commented:
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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coopfabAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the additional info.  We'll use a physical drive not our USB storage.
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