Tool to compress existing attachment's in Exchange DB

Hi guys, I'm looking for a tool which would allow me to go through my Exchange DB and compress all the stuff in attachments. Over the years, some of my users gathered huge amount of emails with jpegs inside, pdf, word documents. I would love to have a tool which allows to recompress these jpegs, compress pdf and other docs wit zip, etc.

I tried to find something like this but so far without success.
I'm still using 2007 but of course, I will be moving to 2013 in not very distant future.

Thanks
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AmitIT ArchitectCommented:
No such tool exist to compress only attachment. Only way I know is offline defrag, which I don't suggest, as that requires downtime. If you have lot of whitespace and you want to reclaim that space, create new db and move the mailboxes and recreate current db again.

Secondly, you should educate user to remove bigger attachments, if not necessary to keep. 99% users uses Exchange as file servers, rather a mail server.
Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
maybe you can plan to cut back on mailbox sizes prior to your exchange migration
you could take older mail and put in pst files or create an archived mailbox for the user and put size restrictions in place.  going through and cleaning a lot of that out will definitely make the 2013 migration easier with much less data to transfer
Zacharia KurianAdministrator- Data Center & NetworkCommented:
We too had a similar situation  and we deployed Symantec enterprise vault for exchange as our archiving system. This reduced our DB size to a great extend. Off course we did create new DBs and moved all the mailboxes.

But if you have budget constraints, try forcing your users to get rid off unwanted attachments as stated by @Amit and try moving them to new DBs with a restricted quota as stated by @Seth so that you will have smooth transition to exchange 2013.

Zac

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