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can I duplicate my data-storage then fragment it and repair it and once is done switch it for the old one with out any issues?

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can I duplicate my data-storage then fragment it and repair it and once is done switch it for the old one with out any issues?
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So first thing first, I see that you are using Exchange 2007. Is the database mounting or is it throwing Jet -1XXX errors (replace the X's with numbers)?

If the database can mount I would recommend create a different storage group and database, and then moving the users to that new storage group / database. This will replicate the data from the old to the new, and clear any corruption / whitespace. Using ESE to perform an offline defrag has not been recommended since Exchange 2003 as it would take the database offline for a prolonged period of time. Although moves are not online (meaning the user is kicked off until the move is completed) in Exchange 2007, it is less disruptive overall.

But to get back to your question, yes. You can move the log files / database file to a separate location and run ESEUTIL on it. You would just need to place the files back when you are done so Exchange can mount the database.
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I like the idea of creating a new storage group and then moving the users. do you have a good link with instructions on how to proceed or more details.
My data store is about 150GB I think there is a lot of white space that might be slowing down the performance.
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