SBS 20211 Exchange 2010 MailStore Defrag
Posted on 2013-11-11
Client has SBS 2011 Standard and they are running out of hard drive space. The mailstore is 160GB with 100GB of white space. In the past we've copied the database to another box and used ESEUTIL to defrag. Copy the mailstore back, mount the store and we're back in business.
Several blogs and articles suggested to create a new mailstore, move the mailboxes to this mailstore, then dismount the old mailstore and move forward. The new mailstore is working great and cleaned up a bunch of space, however every time you create a new user the mailbox is associated with the old mailstore. The process right now is create user, mount the old mailstore, move the mailbox, dismount the old mailstore. Now were really out of space and adding hard drives is not an option.
Several blogs had said not to remove the original mailstore as SBS 2011 is tightly integrated to that mailstore.
The current thought process is to defrag the original mailstore, then mount and move the mailboxes back to the old mailstore. Then delete the new mailstore.
Looking for solutions and though I'd check here.