• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 190
  • Last Modified:

How erase the deleted mails in a mailbox?

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
limmontreefree
Asked:
limmontreefree
1 Solution
 
EEhotlineCommented:
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
 
Malli BoppeCommented:
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
 
pcmghouseCommented:
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
Free tool for managing users' photos in Office 365

Easily upload multiple users’ photos to Office 365. Manage them with an intuitive GUI and use handy built-in cropping and resizing options. Link photos with users based on Azure AD attributes. Free tool!

 
pcmghouseCommented:
any update?
0
 
limmontreefreeAuthor Commented:
I'll try tonight,

Then I'll close the question.

Thanks for your interest.
0
 
pcmghouseCommented:
any update?
0
 
limmontreefreeAuthor Commented:
thanks I did the 1 option
0

Featured Post

Problems using Powershell and Active Directory?

Managing Active Directory does not always have to be complicated.  If you are spending more time trying instead of doing, then it's time to look at something else. For nearly 20 years, AD admins around the world have used one tool for day-to-day AD management: Hyena. Discover why

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now