RE: Urgent: help please

  • From: "Chris Nielsen" <cnielsen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jun 2003 13:19:46 -0600

I don't know how (or if) to set it up from the server end, but message
archiving is having the client (application) move mailbox items (messages,
etc.) from the server to a local .pst file. This is particularly easy to set
up in Outlook, but I only know how to set it up from the client end and that
means doing it individually for each client. I would imagine there's a way
to do this from the server end, if you have a lot of mail users you should
look into that.

Jamie A. Byrnes wrote on Monday, 2 June 2003 12:29 PM
> 2. Check the mailbox sizes and lean on the worst offenders
> (usually upper management)

This is an interesting phenomenon, and one I currently face. Does anyone
have any effective strategies for laying down the law and telling one's boss
that he has to reduce the size of his mailbox? :) Serious question there.

Chris Nielsen
Systems Administrator
New Dawn Technologies

-----Original Message-----
From: pranavk@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:pranavk@xxxxxxxxx] 
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EXACTLY.......

I did offline defrag and now the database size is 14.8 GB. But again that
can go above 16 GB anytime... is there any other way???

What is message archiving and how will it help me in this situation?

Regards,

Pranav
MCL, Nagpur.
Phone: 07104-232619
           07104-237261-65 ext 2028
e-mail: pranavk@xxxxxxxxx

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Jamie A. Byrnes [mailto:jabyrnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent:   Monday, 2 June 2003 12:29 PM
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Subject:        [exchangelist] RE: Urgent: help please

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The disk space is not the problem, he has reached the limit of exchange
standard edition.

Options are:

1. Upgrade to enterprise edition
2. Check the mailbox sizes and lean on the worst offenders (usually
upper management)
3. use exmerge

A good example for using exmerge is to pick a large joke file that's
currently doing the rounds of your company and wipe it out of the
database. Alternatively you can wipe out files before a certain date.
You can do this under the guise of a backup, and even keep the data if
you want although its difficult to do anything with it. Not sure if you
need to do an offline defrag afterwards though - have never hit this
limit.


Jamie.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nguyen, Alan [mailto:alan.nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, 2 June 2003 3:49 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Urgent: help please


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Check your partitions hard disk pls, where your OS install? 

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 12:13 PM
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There are only 5 logfiles. Circular logging is enabled. There is
sufficient disk space also.


Regards,

Pranav
MCL, Nagpur.
Phone: 07104-232619
           07104-237261-65 ext 2028
e-mail: pranavk@xxxxxxxxx

 -----Original Message-----
From:   Nguyen, Alan [mailto:alan.nguyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent:   Monday, 2 June 2003 9:32 AM
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Subject:        [exchangelist] RE: Urgent: help please

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I think you would like to know where your exchange server store (on the
server). Then you go to the MailBox Data (MDBDATA) folder and delete any
.log file in there.

Hope this help,
Alan

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 10:24 AM
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Dear all,

We are using E2K standard edition on Win2k standard server.

Our database size is exceeding the limit of 16 GB. Online
defragmentation shows only 1 GB of free space.

Is there any way to decrease the size of database immediately. Server is
restarting intermittently because of this problem.


Thanks in advance


Regards,

Pranav
MCL, Nagpur.
Phone: 07104-232619
           07104-237261-65 ext 2028
e-mail: pranavk@xxxxxxxxx


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