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Exchange 2007 database file problem

Posted on 2012-04-08
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on my Exchange server, there is a database is over 300GB, so i did archive mailbox on it for users, and monitor white space via event 1221 everyday, but the white space always only 1GB and database file size keep growing.
i did list all users mailbox with size via command shell, and paste into Excel, the summary size is only 70GB totally.
my question is does it safe create a new database, move all to it, and delete original one?
because there is only 280GB free on the volume, i am not sure 70GB is at least or 300GB.

thank you
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Question by:beardog1113
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You can check the white space following the article from www.msexchange.org.

Run the command eseutil /ms [database.edb] > c:\eseutil.txt

This will put the data in eseutil.txt you can open it and follow the article.

Calculate with 8192 instead of 4096 as the exchange 2007 database page size is 8 kb.

http://www.msexchange.org/articles/Exchange-Databases-Disk-Consumption.html

Also it is ok to create a new database and move the mailboxes this will eliminate the white space.
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by:dreamraghu
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Yes, you can create and move all the mailboxes to a new database. This will only move the actual data to the new mailbox database.
Another option is to dismount the database and doing a offline defrag, this will take time.
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data size i am seeing is correct, after move to new database, size only 70GB, so that i can delete old database file.
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