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Exchange 2003 PRIV1.EDB extremely large RRS feed

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  • I am having an issue with a Small Business Server 2003 running Exchange 2003 SP2.

    The priv1.edb has grown incredibly large.  125GB's in size currently.  The total of all mailboxes comes to about 45GB's.

    The store was going down until we had people archive some emails.  Not sure why that helped becuase the database is still way over the 75GB limit. 

    Something else that may be pertinent.  The Transactional log files seem to be overwriting themselves.  There is only E00.log and E00tmp.log, both with todays date.  Very strange.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Friday, March 11, 2011 3:53 PM

Answers

  • HI CRWAR,

    Follow the below article to defragment your Exchange 2003 Database, After you doing this Exchange 2003 database will be shown with correct size.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804

    For Transactional Logs can you check if you are enabling circular logging:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314605



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    • Proposed as answer by Mohamed.Salah Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 18, 2011 1:12 AM
    Friday, March 11, 2011 4:09 PM
  • Hi CRWAR,

    Before running offline defrag make sure that online maintenance cleaned up the space and you have enough white space to reduce. White space shows in 1221 is the approx amount of space you can reduce with offline defrag.

    By the way, you can also use the /t switch to set the name for the temp database and for a different location.

    Frank Wang

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    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 18, 2011 1:12 AM
    Monday, March 14, 2011 8:26 AM

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  • HI CRWAR,

    Follow the below article to defragment your Exchange 2003 Database, After you doing this Exchange 2003 database will be shown with correct size.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/328804

    For Transactional Logs can you check if you are enabling circular logging:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314605



    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Mohamed.Salah Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:26 AM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 18, 2011 1:12 AM
    Friday, March 11, 2011 4:09 PM
  • Going to do the defrag over the weekend.

    Thank you for the advise.

    I will have to let you know if it works.

    Friday, March 11, 2011 6:34 PM
  • Hi CRWAR,

    Any updates?


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    Sunday, March 13, 2011 7:45 PM
  • unfortunetely, there is not enough free space on the hard drive to run the offline defrag.  And I cannot take down the server until next weekend to clone to a new hard drive.

    So it will be next weekend before I get a chance to try.

    I will let you know after it is done.

    Sunday, March 13, 2011 11:00 PM
  • Hi CRWAR,

    Before running offline defrag make sure that online maintenance cleaned up the space and you have enough white space to reduce. White space shows in 1221 is the approx amount of space you can reduce with offline defrag.

    By the way, you can also use the /t switch to set the name for the temp database and for a different location.

    Frank Wang

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum

    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact tngfb@microsoft.com  


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    • Proposed as answer by Mike Crowley Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:34 PM
    • Marked as answer by emma.yoyo Friday, March 18, 2011 1:12 AM
    Monday, March 14, 2011 8:26 AM
  • Well.  I ran the offline defrag over the weekend.  It seems that it has completed.  But now the Mailbox Store will not mount.  Says An internal processing error has occured.

    Any suggestions?

    Monday, March 21, 2011 1:48 PM
  • Ran ESEUTIL /P  on the database.  Have gotten the Store to now mount.  People seem to connect to their Mailboxes.  But those that did not have Cache Exchange Mode enabled in Outlook can not see any email from before the Store went down for repairs.  And a lot of strange problems with Calander reminders. 

    Now going to try running ISINTEG -FIX.  Hope that helps.

    Monday, March 21, 2011 9:14 PM
  • Well.  It would seem that the database was corrupt beyond repair.  Or at least for ESEUTIL to repair.  

    After running all repairs, the database would mount, but much information was missing from the mailboxes.  

    So we had to create a new database, and restore from backups we made. 

    I believe the advise given here was sound.  We have had success in the past with these utilities.

    But it would seem that in this case, the damage was too great.

    Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2011 3:51 PM