RE: Databaseproblem

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 09:01:09 -0400

Marco, there are two options I can think of immediately.  There may be more
depending on the circumstances.

You're runnning into that problem because you don't have the enterprise
version of Exchange with (virtually) unlimited database size.  You could
upgrade to the enterprise version (I'm assuming Exchange 2000 or later). 

Another option you have is to reduce the database size and run off-line
defragmentation to reclaim the space.

I'd pick the first option if were me.  It would make more sense and be the
least painful to you and the users. 


-----Original Message-----
From: Zentarra, Marco [mailto:marco.zentarra@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 24, 2003 5:34 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Databaseproblem


the mailboxes all together are 7,9 GB big. but my DB (the 4 files in the
mdadata directory) are 16,1 GB and i get almost every 2 weeks the message
that the DB is to big (16,8 GB) and the exchangeserver will not work till i
delete something.

but with this deleting the DB doesnt apearse to get smaller :-(

what options i got to...

...see how big is everything (in detail, not only the 4 files) ...make the
DB smaller ...prevent to not get this error sometime again

thx a lot


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