Defraging EDB files

  • From: "Mike Dufoe" <dufoem@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 09:36:15 -0400

Hi gang!

When I check the size of our EDB files in the MBDATA folder on our Ex2k/Win2k 
server, it's telling me my Priv.edb file is just over 12Gigs.  But when I check 
the Event Viewer for the online defrag that runs nightly, it's telling me I 
only have 270megs of space free in the mailbox store.  So, I'm assuming I 
better run a offline defrag SOON before my Exchange database reaches its 16 gig 

I have to admit, I'm real nervous running the offline defrag and just want to 
make sure I have the correct command before running the offline defrag.  Just 
so you know,
I don't have enough disk space on the same drive that Exchange is on.

In Exchange System Manager, right-click the information store that you want to 
defragment, and then click Dismount Store.

At the command prompt, change to the Exchsrvr\Bin folder

To defrag the priv.edb, enter the following;

eseutil /d /p "e:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb" /t"f:\tempdfg.edb"

If there's anything else I should be aware or concerned about, please let me 


Mike Dufoe 
System Administrator 
ETI Canada Inc.
North Bay, Ontario
P1B 8K2
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