Solved

How erase the deleted mails in a mailbox?

Posted on 2014-01-28
7
176 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-18
Hello I have deleted all the mails in a mailbox, but I suppose still are in the database for the retention policies.

I want to erase it today and not wait the retention time.

And latter I want to compact the database to free disk space.

It's possible.

Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:limmontreefree
7 Comments
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:EEhotline
ID: 39816595
You need to go to the Recover Deleted items and clear everything in there, then you can disable the mailbox. After 30 days, the mailbox will be gone too.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:Malli Boppe
ID: 39816623
As said above clean up recover deleted items and over night the exchange  maintainance would do a onlien defrag to create white space.

How are you planning to do this

"And latter I want to compact the database to free disk space."
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
pcmghouse earned 500 total points
ID: 39817200
Once purged from "Recover Deleted Items" all the e-mails are gone, even from DB.
Reuse of space is automatically done by Exchange 2013 server.
But if you want the space now immediately:

There are two ways:
1. Create another DB on another hard disk (or on the same hd). Move all mailboxes to this new DB. There will be negligible downtime for the users. Then delete the older DB.

2. use eseutil to compact the DB. There will be downtime for all users at the same time. The time will be dependant on your db size. http://exchangeserverpro.com/defrag-exchange-2010-mailbox-database/. Be careful with this step. Make sure you have a backup. If you have a DAG we need to do extra steps.
0
Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like you are constantly making changes to email signatures? Are the images not formatting how you want them to? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pcmghouse
ID: 39820136
any update?
0
 

Author Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39820144
I'll try tonight,

Then I'll close the question.

Thanks for your interest.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:pcmghouse
ID: 39853143
any update?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:limmontreefree
ID: 39867836
thanks I did the 1 option
0

Featured Post

Want to promote your upcoming event?

Attending an event? Speaking at a conference? Or exhibiting at a tradeshow? Easily inform your contacts by using a promotional banner in your email signature. This will ensure your organization’s most important contacts are in the know.

Join & Write a Comment

Local Continuous Replication is a cost effective and quick way of backing up Exchange server data. The following article describes the steps required to configure Local Continuous Replication. Also, the article tells you how to restore from a backup…
This article explains in simple steps how to renew expiring Exchange Server Internal Transport Certificate.
In this Micro Video tutorial you will learn the basics about Database Availability Groups and How to configure one using a live Exchange Server Environment. The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability grou…
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now