How to compress exchange 2003 store without much disruption
Posted on 2013-05-26
I would like to compress the exchange 2003 mailstore without causing too much disruptions of mailflow to and from the Exchange 2010 server. What is the least disruptive approach based on my setup?
I have an exchange 2003 server and a Exchange 2010 server. The mail 2003 server is the SMTP server, the 2010 server is basically the mailbox server. The main reason why I have to keep the exchange 2003 server is to to do restores onfold 2003 accounts that were closed and deleted.
All mailboxes except a few were transferred from exchange 2003 to Exchange 2010. The remaining mailboxes are tiny (less than 300K each.)
The remaining mailboxes are;
1 - The three exchange 2003 system mailboxes
2 - The network administrator
3 - A Backup Exec administrator account for the BE server that is used to back up the exchange 2003 box
4 - The 2003 exhcange administrator account
pri1.ebd is 37,099,080
priv1.stm is 30,584.840
pub1.ebd is 6,152
pub1.stm is 233,480
Most of the 2003 mailstore is deleted whitespace., I doubt that more that 1600K is used for e-mail messages. How do I compress it with disrupting mail flow for a long time?