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Public Folder database size bigger after eseutil defrag

Posted on 2014-02-11
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Hi All,

 

I have a weird thing with this Public Folder database

 

My server is Echange 2010 Sp2 rollup 6 (will update to latest next weekend)

 

The powershell command shows that the size of the db is 64 go.

The ESEUTIL /MS says it has 21% free.

But the size on disk is 120 Go.

 

I ran the ESEUTIL /d last weekend and I was surprise to see the file grow up to 124 go.

 

Has somebody seen something like that?

 

Note: I copied the initial DB to another computer, ran the ESEUTIL /d option again with the same result. 124 Go. Then I ran ESEUTIL /d on the result file and it has grown to 130 go.

 

I don’t understand why is this happening, first time I see this.

 

Has somebody an explanation?

 

Thanks.
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Very unusual.

Can be some corruption in database.
follow section Use the shell to repair all the mailboxes in a database at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff625221(v=exchg.141).aspx with -detectonly switch on your original exchange database mounted on exchange server.
this command will not do any changes to the database and will only report changes in eventviwer.
Ensure you set -CorruptionType ProvisionedFolder,SearchFolder,AggregateCounts,Folderview
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by:Felipesg
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Hi,

Unfortunately, I can’t do that in a near future, as I did do a defragmentation of the database last weekend (database down for 28 hours – yes is crazy) and my users “cannot” work without the public folders.

I have a copy on another computer, I can work with that copy, but I have no access to PowerShell on that machine.

Thanks.
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by:omnisys
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Hi, did you get anywhere with this?

I have the same problem. Our Public Folder database is basically empty but the file size was 4gb, I ran an ESEUTIL /d and it increased slightly, I ran it again and it increased to 6gb!

Thanks,

Gary
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Hi Omnisys,

I installed the last Exchange updates, and started the defragmentation again.

Thanks.
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Any progress with this ?
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by:Felipesg
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Hi vSolutionsIT.

Thanks, It was solved after the Exchnage updates.

I was able to shrink the database.

Thanks.
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In my case, I just ran the offline defrag a few days later and it shrunk it down to 1.4gb.
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