Hello MS team,
I have a client who is running into some weird issues. For some reason, we are unable to reclaim disk space for some of the exchange databases, even if we move bulk mailboxes to a new db, and so on.
The problem is that today we realize that the Exchange 2013 background database maintenance is not working for some of these DBs. I was unable to locate a event IDs 732, 737, for these DBs on every single mailbox server that is part of a DAG
How can I fix the issue of the db background database maintenance is not happening?
How can I reclaim disk space on the DBs without performing a offline defrag or creating a new DB, then bulk migration of mailboxes?
I also noticed that the backups for these DBs failed last week, however the exchange background maintenance is been failing for a while.
Can you explain the reasons on why the exchange background maintenance is not working? action plan, gotchas
Exchange environment below
3 MBX servers in a DAG1
2 CAS behind F5
2 Edge servers
2 DLP servers
same as above
All of Exchange are 2013 SP1, and they are VMs. Windows 2012 R2 is the OS for all these VMs