RE: Soka|Defag|Frequency

  • From: "P. Kay" <pkay@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 09:48:35 -0500

If you DON'T do an offline defrag (assuming you are using Exchange Standard,
not Enterprise) Exchange will crash when it gets beyond 16GB limit.  I know
because mine crashed.  We purchased PerfectDisk 7 for Exchange, which
enables scheduling of offline defrags.


P. Kay Nuernberger

Systems Analyst/Exchange Administrator

City of Decatur - MIS Dept.

217-424-2754, Ext. 315

217-424-2770 - Fax

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael B. Smith [mailto:michael@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 9:14 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Soka|Defag|Frequency

There is never any need to do an offline defrag unless: (a) PSS has
explicitly instructed you to do so, or (b) the usage patterns of the
database have changed dramatically.



From: Robert Lawson [mailto:rlawson@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, May 04, 2005 10:09 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Soka|Defag|Frequency

Hello All,

  We just finished doing offline defrag (ESEUTIL /d /p) on our mailbox
stores after implementing storage limits.  Do any shops out there do a
defrag on any regular time interval?   We were guessing 1/quarter during our
regular maintenance down time.

  We are Exchange 2003, Windows Server 2003,  1xFE-2xBE shop.

Thanks, Robert


Robert Lawson
Database Administrator/email Administrator
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA. 92656
main: 949.480.4000 fax: 949.480.4001
direct: 949.480.4224 rlawson@xxxxxxxx

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