Reclaiming space after deleting emails in Exchange 2007

Guys

I thought that running offline defrag would do it but for some reason it doesn’t work.
I had to create a new db, move the mailboxes and delete the old one.
I would really like to use eseutil -d, especially that I'm not going to do it very often.

Any idea what I could be doing wrong ?

Thanks
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tp-it-teamAsked:
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Simon Butler (Sembee)Connect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
Why do you want to run an offline defrag?

It isn't risk free, and requires total downtime of the server.
The method that you ended up using is the ONLY way that I get space back, as it is completely risk free and requires no downtime. I don't think I have ever run an offline defrag on Exchange 2007 unless repairing the database.

Simon.
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tp-it-teamAuthor Commented:
OK, its risky, but can someone explain me why it doesn't work anyway ? Thanks
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