RE: Database is reaching it's limit

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 5 Oct 2004 11:25:30 -0400

Anytime you do anything with the database you take a risk. That risk can be
partially mitigated through usage of the defrag utility by telling it not to
overwrite the db when complete (use a temp file) and instead doing that
manually.   Good backup and restore practices are helpful as well.

Keep in mind you'll need plenty of disk space to do this.  Either local to
the machine or on another machine if you need to off-load.  Be sure to keep
the store off-line during the defrag time to reduce the chance of data loss
when you copy it back.

Al

-----Original Message-----
From: Lettah LG. Dladla [mailto:Lgdladla@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 10:18 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Database is reaching it's limit

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Thanks Al

What are the chances of the database being corrupted when doing the offline
defrag?

Lettah

-----Original Message-----
From: Mulnick, Al [mailto:Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 3:31 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Database is reaching it's limit


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Do you mean the database keeps increasing in size on the disk?

If that's what you mean, keep in mind that the DB is a binary blob on the
disk.  When you move data out, it won't necessarily be able to shrink in
size on disk during normal online maintenance.  You may need to work with it
manually.  It's not a one to one comparison for email messages and db sizes.



Best bet would be to implement that upgrade ASAP and then you wouldn't have
to be so concerned about it.  Option would be to offline defrag the db to
regain some space.

Al 

-----Original Message-----
From: Lettah LG. Dladla [mailto:Lgdladla@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Tuesday, October 05, 2004 3:13 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Database is reaching it's limit

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Dear all

I have the standard exchange license installed and the maximum limit for the
exchange database is 16GB and I can only have one store.Currently my
exchange database is 14GB.

We are in a process of upgrading the license to enterprise license , at
moment I applied size limits on mailboxes and requested users to cleanup
their mail boxes.

I also created .pst folders on another drive on the server and personal
folders on the workstation for old emails.
The problem I'm having with the .pst on the server ,they keep getting
corrupted ,especially with the XP users.

The mail problem I'm having is the database size keeps decreasing even
though I free some space by deleted and archiving some of the mail.

Does anyone maybe know what could be the cause?

Thanks
Lettah

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