RE: Exchange data base

  • From: "William T. Holmes" <wtholmes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 19:07:46 -0500



When you back up a database you have to count priv.edb, priv.stm and any
existing log files.  So that likely explains the difference between the
7 Gbytes and the 6.1 Gbytes. Now to answer your first question: Unless
you take the database offline and use ESEUTIL /d <database name> the
databases will tend to grow with time. This is due to the fact that the
online maintenance programs will not recover unused buckets in the
database. However keep in mind that buckets will be re-used when ever
possible. Unless disk space is really critical I wouldn't do a defrag as
part of "normal" maintenance, during this process the database in
unavailable to your users.



-----Original Message-----
From: John Allen [mailto:itcalif@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, December 16, 2002 4:00 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange data base 

I have an exchange database that is being backed up using Veritas backup
exec. Currently the size that is displayed for the priv.edb using
windows explorer is 6,110,728kb. (about 6.1gb) however after reviewing
the size of mailboxes in Exchange system manager I doesn't look like my
priv.edb file should be nearly that size. It should be something more
like 4 or 5 gb. Do I need to compress my priv.edb? What exactly is
happening? (Also when backing up with veritas, there is actually about
7gb which is being backed up, I'm assuming this is because of the verify
which needs to run) Thanks in advance,




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