Even u can plan for DB consolidation for eliminating the white space in the database. Procedure for doing this is as follows. Move all the mailboxes to different store. Dismount the store. Rename the database to some other name. Mount the store. New database will get recreated. Delete the old renamed database. Move all the mailboxes back to the original store. Regards, R.Thiyagarajan ________________________________ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Zoran Marjanovic Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 3:44 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: offline-Defragmentation Configure database maintenance and you will start getting 1221s. ________________________________ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Praveen Ramaswamy Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2007 11:46 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] offline-Defragmentation Hi, Few of my exchange database is un-necessarily high, it is showing 29 GB though it has only 200 users each, other databases are showing only 5 to 7 GB. How do I decide about running offline defrag or not on this database. I am not even getting any 1221 events also. Because of the size of the database my backup is taking longer. I use exchange 2003 SP2 on windows 2003 SP1. Please advice. Regards Praveen R ________________________________ Looking for earth-friendly autos? Browse Top Cars by "Green Rating" <http://autos.yahoo.com/green_center/;_ylc=X3oDMTE4MGw4Z2hlBF9TAzk3MTA3M Dc2BHNlYwNtYWlsdGFncwRzbGsDZ3JlZW5jZW50ZXI-> at Yahoo! Autos' Green Center.