Exchange database store bloated, real slow refrag
Posted on 2012-08-26
Hi gang :)
Had some weird stuff happen...
last week I noticed that one users mailbox blew out to 85gb. It actually wasn't that big and I have since deleted that mailbox, created a new one and reimported the mail from a pst and it is all good, and only 2gb in size.
This has left the database store registering a size of about 150gb!.
Last night I ran eseutil in defrag mode to clean it up. The next morning it had only done 10% whereas it would usually be done in about 8 hours.
Is there something I need to do to this store before defragging it? maybe something involving isinteg?
The database is working ok, after bombing out the defrag and reverted back to a previous snapshot (vmware) so all is ok for now.