Storage capacity limit of Exchange 2k Standard Edition is 16 GB. Buy Enterprise Edition (no storage capacity limits), run offline defragmantation from time to time or delete "a few" messages. > i am using exchange 2000 standard version the event viewer is getting > filled up with the following Application log warning > > > Event Type: Warning > Event Source: ESE > Event Category: (4) > Event ID: 445 > Date: 1/21/2004 > Time: 11:20:33 AM > User: N/A > Computer: **** > Description: > Information Store (1944) The database D:\Program > Files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv1.edb has reached its maximum size of 16383 MB. > If the database cannot be restarted, an offline defragmentation may be > performed to reduce its size. > > For more information, click http://www.microsoft.com/contentredirect.asp. > > i ran the Offline defragmentation 2 months before and the performance was > normal . > But now, Users are experiencing slow outlook response. Do i need to run > the offline Defragmentation again. I am planning to run it today. > > I would like to hear suggesstions from the experts here about Offline > defragmentation. i will follow the steps described in the following link > > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;828070 > > > "After you run the eseutil /d command on your mailbox store, you must > dismount all the stores in the storage group and remove any log files in > the Mdbdata folder before you remount the database" > > Do i need to delete the LOG files in MDBDATA folder after running Offline > defragmentation. Can't i leave log files untouched (log file corruption > fear!!) > > Thanks in advance.