purging Exchange 2010 mailboxes

I ran the below commands to purge a series of mailboxes, however, I don't see less storage being used at the folder/file system level.  Do I need to wait until the next maintenance cycle?

cleans it

clean-mailboxdatabase "Mailbox Database 1976024156"

displays GUID's

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Mailbox Database 00000000" | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid

You should now see a result similar to the below

DisplayName : USERMAN
DisconnectDate : 1-7-2010 16:00:48
MailboxGuid : def4aabd-2156-5857-858f-470efc3e6f28

below will remove

Remove-Mailbox -Database "Mailbox Database 1976024156" -StoreMailboxIdentity 8ccee7f6-a930-4b12-8560-4ff285928b9d

below will verify

Get-MailboxStatistics -Database "Mailbox Database 1976024156" | Where-Object {$_.DisconnectDate -Notlike $NULL} | FL DisplayName, DisconnectDate, MailboxGuid
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Tim PhillipsWindows Systems AdministratorCommented:
You have to wait for for something like 24hrs for the space to be freed up as I recall.  It deletes the mailbox, but the space remains allocated in the database for a period of time.
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I have mailbox retention days to 1.  So.. After the next maintenance cycle is should free up space, correct?

I verified the settings via the screenshot noted on this post http://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/2011/06_w24/467201/Exchange-Mailbox-Retention.png
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gopher_49Author Commented:
I just noticed that space is not being freed up.  I deleted 5 x mailboxes via the commands noted above.  I had my mailbox deletion retention policy set to 1 day.  It's been two days and not space has been released.  I do not wish to take the DB offline to free up space.  What else can I do?
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gopher_49Author Commented:
The first link demonstrates how to change the default mailbox deletion retention policy.  The second link shows where the setting is via the EMC GUI.
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