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Exchange 2007 mailbox moves RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I have an Exchange 2007 edb A that is growing and the free HD space available is down to less than 10%.

    Our SAN group carved out a new drive for my use.  I created a new edb B and moved user mailboxes from A to B totally about 90GB.  That process went well.  However,  when I looked on edb A I saw no reduction in the overall size of the edb.  The size of edb B grew matching the size of the mailboxes that I moved.  Why is this for A???

    Friday, October 5, 2012 5:43 PM

Answers

  • Hi Andy,

    I do appreciate the quick response it makes sense to me.  Thank you 

    • Marked as answer by dvua Friday, October 5, 2012 6:16 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 6:16 PM

All replies

  • The EDB files never shrink on disk unless an offline defrag is performed. Can you move all the mailboxes to a new databases? How much free space is logically available in the original database according to event 1221 in the event logs?

    Oh and the database will not grow on disk until the available white space within it is used.

    Friday, October 5, 2012 5:55 PM
  • Hi Andy,

    I do appreciate the quick response it makes sense to me.  Thank you 

    • Marked as answer by dvua Friday, October 5, 2012 6:16 PM
    Friday, October 5, 2012 6:16 PM