exchange 2007 run out of disk space where mailboxes are held
Posted on 2014-01-01
Exchange 2007 on windows server 2008 in a clustered environment.
Due to a new backup solution in place that we didnt notice wasnt pruning the transaction logs my drive that holds the mailboxes has run out of space.
It is a clustered exchange 2007 environment.
I have 7 storage groups and none are bigger than 50gb the smallest being 7gb...
I was thinking if I could just bring a few of the storage groups online then i could move all the mailboxes out of one storage group into another thus removing the white space in the storage group... as a move takes this out?
Unfortunately due to not having any space the storage groups are all offline in failover cluster manager and exchange management console.
Could I temporarily move the EDB file of one of my storage groups, manually, to a network drive, keeping that storage group offline the whole time, bring two other ones up and consolidate them into 1 storage group? in essence removing the whitespace and freeing up enough space.. then manually put the other EDB file back into its folder it was in and bringing that online again... without damaging the storage group?
Or can I run eseutil /d e:\mailboxes\export\export.edb /t m:\mailboxbackup\export.edb
then remove the original file and replace it with the defragmented one? If so how does this work with exchange in a clustered environment?