delete the archived mailboxes

the in-place archiving feature is disabled for all mailboxes now cause there is no enough storage for more archived mailboxes,
I want to reduce space the size of a database by deleting the past archiving mails,

note that , the archived mailboxes stored on the same database of a mailbox database

how I can do that?
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Here you can find perfect manual how to delete archive maiboxes content depend on what do you want accomplish using search function under Get-Mailbox

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Todd NelsonSystems EngineerCommented:
I want to reduce space the size of a database by deleting the past archiving mails,

Deleting archive mailboxes will not reduce the size of the database.
Rob DyerPrincipal Consultant/Cloud Solutions ArchitectCommented:
I would consider creating a new database.  If you can spare the space to store pst files on a storage server, export the archive boxes to pst and put them there.  Then create a new database and move only what you need.  Then delete the old database and the necessary logs.  You will not transfer the whitespace from the old database to the new one.
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