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  • Question

  • We have a mail server running Windows 2003 Ent (64bit). Exchange 2007 (64bit) installed on G: drive (400GB). The space on G: drive is getting small. We asked all users to clean their mailbox. After that, the mail database is still same as before (170GB). We are going to do eseutil/d mailbox database offline. but G: drive free space (58GB) is small to run. Microsoft suggests it has 110% free space to run the eseutil/d.

    I find that there is fold “local copies” keep the mailbox database copy (170GB). Can we temp move the “local copies” folder to external disk, then free space to run eseutil/d, when eseutil/d finish, move the “local copies” folder back to g: drive?

    Is any suggestion?

    I appreciate for help!!!

     

    George Wang

    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:36 PM

Answers

  • Hmm I suspect that you are using LCR and you have a local replica copy. If you still want this copy I wouldnt mess with it. Map a drive to a file server say z: Then when you run eseutil point the temporary location to z:

    The T switch points it to another location Z: drive. Note there is no space in between them. What happens is when you run the command the temporary new defragged DB will be on Z: when it finishes it will automatically replace your existing DB in the original location. You don't need to do anything manual.

    C:\>eseutil /d /ispriv /tz:\Sample.edb
    How to defragment with the Eseutil utility (Eseutil.exe)

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:11 AM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:21 PM
  • 1. where are you actual .edb files stored?

    2. this folder local copies? is this some old data or what is this mailbox database copy? u just copied the actual db and pasted here in the folder?

    3. find out how much white space is avaialable on the database, check for event 1221 in the eventlog , this should give u the info.

    post back with answers.


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    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:11 AM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:03 PM

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  • 1. where are you actual .edb files stored?

    2. this folder local copies? is this some old data or what is this mailbox database copy? u just copied the actual db and pasted here in the folder?

    3. find out how much white space is avaialable on the database, check for event 1221 in the eventlog , this should give u the info.

    post back with answers.


    -join("74686979616775313440686F746D61696C2E636F6D"-split"(?<=\G.{2})",21|%{[char][int]"0x$_"})
    http://www.myExchangeWorld.com
    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:11 AM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:03 PM
  • Hmm I suspect that you are using LCR and you have a local replica copy. If you still want this copy I wouldnt mess with it. Map a drive to a file server say z: Then when you run eseutil point the temporary location to z:

    The T switch points it to another location Z: drive. Note there is no space in between them. What happens is when you run the command the temporary new defragged DB will be on Z: when it finishes it will automatically replace your existing DB in the original location. You don't need to do anything manual.

    C:\>eseutil /d /ispriv /tz:\Sample.edb
    How to defragment with the Eseutil utility (Eseutil.exe)

    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by Gavin-Zhang Tuesday, March 22, 2011 8:11 AM
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:21 PM
  • May I use external disk (like USB disk) as temp local drive to connect exchange server?

    I appreciat for your help!

    Thank

    George Wang

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 1:15 PM
  • Troy, Thanks for help!

    George Wang 

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:54 PM
  • Before doing this ( And I would suggest you move maiboxes to a new server instead), you need to look at the events 1221 in the app log to see how much space you will reclaim as was mentioned before.

     That 110% number refers to 110% of the actual store size, not the size on disk.

     

     

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 8:27 PM