Exchange 2007 - database size

Posted on 2013-12-04
Last Modified: 2013-12-18

I am backing up one exchange server to a tape. However the tape got full recently. How can I check the exact database size of the exchange? I checked users mailboxes sizes and they does not seems big enough to fill up the tape.

Thank you,
Question by:goliveuk
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Busbar earned 100 total points
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mailbox sizes will not reflect the actual file size, the best thing is to check the edb size or use

Get-MailboxDatabase -Status | select Name,@{Label="Free Space";Expression={$_.AvailableNewMailb
oxSpace.ToMB()}},@{Label="Size";Expression={$_.DatabaseSize.ToMB()}},@{Name="Number";Expression={(Get-Mailbox -Database
$}} | ft -auto

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by:Aditya Arora
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You need to locate .edb file & check the properties of your .edb to find database size of your exchange
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jmanishbabu earned 100 total points
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This may be a case of database whitespace. We can check the whitespace in the DB by running the cmdlet:

Get-PublicFolderDatabase -status | ft Name,databasesize, AvailableNewMailboxSpace


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by:nashim khan
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You can run the below command and get the info.

Get-PublicFolderDatabase -status | ft Name,databasesize, AvailableNewMailboxSpace

Also see the below link.

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Erbs earned 100 total points
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I recommend you either do an offline defrag using esutil /d

Or as indicated in the following Spiceworks post, you can create a new database and move your user mailboxes to it, then delete the exisiting database.  This essentially accomplishes the same thing as an offline defrag, but without the downtime.

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