I need to reduce the size of my exchange database, and did an offline defrag, but only reduced from 39 to 37Gb. Knowing it's more than just the mailbox sizes in ESM (the public folder folder database), I read here on EE that a person needed to do this: (set item deletion time in the database to 1 day, and then forcing an ONLINE defrag to zero those pages. Once I got my 1221 event in the log, an offline defrag works it's magic)
I believe my question is "how to / where to set the deletion time in the DB to 1 day... seems to me that this is an appropriate approach.
The EE article I referenced is: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Server_Software/Email_Servers/Exchange/Q_26926131.html
((THE crux of my problem is that I've reached the outlying size of my DB (where i'd set it to 39gb, I believe, and some days ago, users outgoing email is not reaching destination. It shows sent, but doesn't get received; and hours/days later, receive an administrative delay, or such.))
Thanks so much for feedback on this.