Exchange 2003 SErver out of disk space
Posted on 2013-11-11
Have an emergency. We have an old Exchange 2003 server running on Windows Server 2003. It has mirrored 32GB hard drives. Currently the MDBDATA folder is roughly 26GB
The priv1.edb file is 13.1GB the priv1.stm is 11gb and the pub1.stm is 2.2GB
Something has eaten space. Have had users cleanup their Outlook but we haven't run a "compress" or essutil on the database. So size still huge. have only 50MB of disk space showing on drive. Barely boots. The compress will take hours (maybe 24 hours). Is there anything anyone can think of to fix this fast ? Like in a few hours. We have ordered new servers and Exchange 2010 but that is not coming for a while.
we have moved the log files to external drive and tried to clean up other stuff on internal drive. I assume moving the mailbox store to external USB drive even temporarily is not a good idea ???