Exchange Database Compressed State - Uncompressing is failing
Posted on 2013-11-14
My databases dismounted due to a disk space issue. The person attending to it ran disk cleanup and checked the box compress contents to save space.
It took about 3 hours but the 400Gb database file eventually compressed.
Problem is I now can't mount it. And when I untick the compress option I am now on 4th hour the hour glass and being told it is not responding.
Before I tried to uncompress the file, I made a copy of the file on another disk. This copy is not compressed.
Can I force exchange to point to the copy of the database? Moving location then wants to move the file which is not an option. Maybe I can repoint this in ADSI Edit?
Altenratively, should I maybe try the recovery tool?