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WhiteSpace in Exchange 2010

    Question

  • Hello,

    Is there any way to remove white space from Exchange 2010 mailbox database other than below options ?

    • Offline Defragmentation
    • Moving mailboxes to a new database and deleting old database

    I have  exchange 2010 SP2 with two DAG member in DAG environment .

    Thanks in Advance !

    Tarique Noorain

    Friday, August 02, 2013 7:50 PM

Answers

  • Best way to move mailboxes from one DB to another. Your best bet is to create a new DB an move the mailboxes over.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/messaging_and_beyond/archive/2012/05/10/cleaning-up-whitespace-in-exchange.aspx


    Dinesh S.

    Monday, August 05, 2013 7:30 PM

All replies

  • No its one or the other and Moving Mailboxes is probably your best choice

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    Friday, August 02, 2013 8:18 PM
  • Is there a reason why you'd want to do that? If you remove the whitespace in the database it will immediately begin to grow. As people remove e-mail (which is just one reason whitespace is present) the whitespace will be start to appear in the database.

    Unless you have, say, more than 30% whitespace I'd say your database is doing just fine.


    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange MVP

    Saturday, August 03, 2013 2:25 AM
  • I use the move mailbox option.

    Our databases grew to extremes while we were on litigation hold.

    Monday, August 05, 2013 5:44 PM
  • Best way to move mailboxes from one DB to another. Your best bet is to create a new DB an move the mailboxes over.

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/messaging_and_beyond/archive/2012/05/10/cleaning-up-whitespace-in-exchange.aspx


    Dinesh S.

    Monday, August 05, 2013 7:30 PM
  • Good choice. :-)

    Moving the mailboxes to another database and then destroying the original database is the least disruptive way to get rid of that unused space.


    --- Rich Matheisen MCSE&I, Exchange MVP

    Monday, August 05, 2013 10:02 PM