Shrink Datastores on Exchange 2007
Posted on 2014-03-10
Good Morning Experts,
I have a question, possibly two.
We have a previous exchange server 2007 still on the domain and are running with 2010. All mail is now routing through Exchange 2010 and 2007 is ready to be decommissioned. Both Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 are virtual using NetApp ISCI Storage.
The decision was made to not decommission it until after this semester (we are a school) because we were told by Back up Exec that if any mail needed to be retrieved that was created on one of the Exchange 2007 datastores, we would need an exchange 2007 server to retrieve that mail.
My question is, the datastores are almost 300 gigs big sitting on a thin provisioned disk. can I shrink them down without hurting anything? I have removed all mailboxes, there are 3 total with nothing on them. I need the storage prior to the decommission of this box.
I hope that made sense. thank you for your time.