Exchange 2013: Mail.que file is increasing abnormally. We have three MBX servers in DAG and two CAS

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Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Not unheard of.
I would simply recreate the database. Stop the transport service, delete the files in the directory and restart transport. Exchange will create a new one.

KeertiTattiAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the response Simon.

As a work around I have done the same :)

However, is it possible that the mails in retry queue (Shadow redundancy) will contribute to it?
FYI... there were around 4 emails in queue from last one week for Journaling.
Simon Butler (Sembee)ConsultantCommented:
Anything that is in the queue will cause the database to increase in size. Shadow redundancy traffic shouldn't hang around though, if that is happening then you should investigate further.


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