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.stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 22.Feb.2006 5:00:03 PM   
damiant

 

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My priv1.stm file is now at 51GB... and it keeps growing
It was 30Gb about 3 weeks ago.
My priv1.edb is only 11.5GB. I thought my .edb file should be bigger than the .stm file.
Problem is that I am rapidly running out of space....

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 22.Feb.2006 6:03:42 PM   
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This article describes what is stored in the .stm file: 

http://support.microsoft.com/?id=232323

Basically, all internet email message body's are stored in this file initially, and if you have a lot of non-MAPI protocol clients (pop, imap) your .stm will contain a lot of data.

Also, you should make sure your Online Maintenance is completeting.  Monitor you application logs to determine if it is completeting.  The logs will also tell you how much space is available to reclaim from the .edb and .stm files with an offline defrag.

Good Luck.

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 25.Feb.2006 1:15:59 AM   
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Ok, problems
Checked my Exchsrvr\mdbdata folder.
There are about 100 named E0004BED.log and like it being created every day
They are also almost 1400 files named like this FB-85C504F0-1B041526.IFS.... which have
being created over the last 3 months.....
There are approx 20 windows user on the network runinng MS Outlook and about 6 MAC users.

Any ideas ?
Maintenance is set to run every day at 4:00am
How do I verify it has ran successfully ?


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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 25.Feb.2006 2:38:19 AM   
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If you are interested in knowing that your maintainence has run succesfully.

Look out for event ids 1221 in the application log

Or you could run eseutil /ms "path to DB" to see the same result, multiply the result with 4kb.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/195914/en-us

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 26.Feb.2006 8:13:18 AM   
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I have seen issues where Entourage users (esp. those that leave their application open overnight) to cause the IS to grow! Try turning them off for a day or 2 and see if the problem continues. I still havent found a solution myself

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 26.Feb.2006 7:01:06 PM   
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I think the logs look fine, but I still dont understand what all the .ifs files are.
I will check to see what client the MACs are using.
Checked the Event Viewer and here are the logs.

Event Type: Information
Event Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
Event Category: General
Event ID: 1221
Date:  26/02/2006
Time:  05:00:03
User:  N/A
Computer: SERVER
Description:
The database "First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (SERVER)" has 3528 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.
For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.


Event Type: Information
Event Source: MSExchangeIS Public Store
Event Category: General
Event ID: 1221
Date:  26/02/2006
Time:  05:00:02
User:  N/A
Computer: SERVER
Description:
The database "First Storage Group\Public Folder Store (SERVER)" has 1 megabytes of free space after online defragmentation has terminated.
For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp.

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 1.Mar.2006 8:16:31 PM   
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tushar,

dumb Q - but just tried to run this command - eseutil - as you specified - but it was not recognized by my command prompt..?
something I've been missing in my command prompt lessons..ha..ha..?

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 1.Mar.2006 9:08:19 PM   
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It normally lives in your ExchSrvr\bin folder.  You can get it off the installation media as well (or it's probably available for download at MS)

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 3.Mar.2006 3:10:32 PM   
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I have seen this in the past with Mac Entourage clients on Exchange 2000 BackEnd servers.

refer to article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893624/en-us. for Exchange 2000
and article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/889525/en-us for Exchange 2003.

And check your MAC clients to see if any messages are stuck in the Outbox folder.

There are hotfixes available as per the articles above.

HTH

Francois

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 5.Mar.2006 9:42:38 AM   
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skywave,

it seems you have never run thez eseutil commands evver in your life.

You are supposed to go to exchsrvr\bin folder

something like C:\Program files\exchsrvr\bin>eseutil /ms "path of the prive1.edb"

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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 5.Mar.2006 12:12:42 PM   
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tushar,

Yes - you are right - I have not.. I still have a long way to go with many topics - but - never give up..
In the meantime I have caught up on my command prompt knowledge - and now I know how to do this..like you point out yourself..
Mind you - I'm not a pro (yet..!) - my network is a homenet - and supposed to be my 'sandbox' in learning SBS - before I implement it into our small home-based business
Thanks for your polite way of reminding me 

< Message edited by skywave -- 5.Mar.2006 12:14:49 PM >


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RE: .stm keeps growing ..... HELP... - 5.Mar.2006 1:46:42 PM   
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FAAx10 .I have installed 2003 SP2 for exchange so that should stop the problem with Mac Entourage clients.
Can somone verify that the maintenance that runs daily also prunes the .stm file and not just the .edb files?

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