sbs 2003 box with a 85 gig exchange DB! help
Posted on 2012-03-21
A client has a sbs 2003 box and they let the store grow to 75.... then 83 or so, now 85! i have been tasked with getting it sorted out. obviously dismounts every 48 hrs. etc. probbably a little corrupt too.
we purchased gfi mailarchiver - installing on the sbs 2003 tonight - but it does not delete the mail from exchange - we need to do that.
what is the best way to go about this scenario? with less downtime?
i hate the idea of running eseutil on that thing --- it will take a week. server is new hardware but it is 32 bit and it will be slow. drives are SAS.
we need to get this fixed so any help guys would be great! maybe put all of the mail in GFI? anyone have experience doing that and then dialtone mailbox and reimport?