Exchange Server 2010 SP3 - How to gain more space

mallony
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I have an Exchange Server 2010 SP3 and i would like to know  this:

1 - Where do i look in order to find out how much space i have left on my Exchange database
2 - By removing users, do i create more space on my Server?
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Scott SilvaNetwork Administrator
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The exchange database will usually go until the drive is full, then it will crash horribly. Removing users only gives space if you are deleting a lot of mail. Getting your users to delete old emails and empty trash can help a little
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Great to know but you didn't answer my first question which is:

1 - - Where do i look in order to find out how much space i have left on my Exchange database?
He did answer your question.

"The exchange database will usually go until the drive is full, then it will crash horribly."

If your DB is on D and you have 10 GB left. You have 10 GB left of space.
And keep in mind if you have 10GB you need at least 5GB of space to make the drive bigger.

you can remove whitespace in your database to reclaim some space on the drive.
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mallonyIT Specialist

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how do i remove whitespace in your database to reclaim some space on the drive?
mallonyIT Specialist

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Should I ask another question for that?
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You can migrate to another mailstore, or do an offline defrag...
http://exchangeserverpro.com/defrag-exchange-2010-mailbox-database/
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Very helpful info. Thanks.

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