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Mailbox Database Size - 31.Jan.2008 2:57:55 AM   
ITtech

 

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Got Exchange Server 2003. The mailbox database size does not decrease after deleting 8 user mailboxes after 30 days....

Any ideas as to why so?
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RE: Mailbox Database Size - 31.Jan.2008 5:07:54 PM   
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The size of the database does not decrease until you perform a offline defrag. 

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RE: Mailbox Database Size - 31.Jan.2008 5:10:44 PM   
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Hiya, before you perform an offline defrag - have a look for Event ID 1221 entries in the Application log - these will give you and idea of how much space that you might reclaim. Anything to do with ESEUTILS should not be taken lightly.

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RE: Mailbox Database Size - 31.Jan.2008 5:19:05 PM   
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Don't know if this should be a new thread but question has to do with database size. I have a SBS2003  server, Exchange 2003 SP2. The database size is about 51gb. I have generated reports using mail box management setting number of days to 0 and size to any. I created reports on the individual folders, inbox, deleted items, sent items and other folders. I expected the reported sizes to add up close to total database size, instead the total is only about 41gb. Any ideas where the other 10gb might be. I am trying to get an idea where the users are storing their data so I can talk to managemnt intelligently about how to get a handle on this

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RE: Mailbox Database Size - 31.Jan.2008 5:23:46 PM   
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Also if you do decide to perform a offline defrag,  and you decide to use the option to place the defragged database in a alternate folder to save time ( the /p option I think) be sure that your antivirus is not scanning the alternate folder.

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RE: Mailbox Database Size - 1.Feb.2008 4:18:00 AM   
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Hi,

To get more information read on "Single Instance Storage" and "white space in Exchange databases". Google would give you enough information by searching on the topics above.

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