RE: Ex 2K Standard Edition Database Maintenance (16GB Limit)

  • From: <ChongJa@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 12:49:42 -0500

Exchange maintanence does not reclaim white space. Only an offline
defrag can do this. You will need 110% of free space to defrag, although
I've seen it use a lot less, prob depends on how fragmented it is. If
disk space is an issue you can map a drive and point the temp DB to it.
I've done this on 2k3 several times with no problem. Not sure about 2k.
You can check how much white space you can reclaim from an offline
defrag by checking the event log for 1221. You can also upgrade to
service pack 2 which will give you up to 75GB limit for your DB. Hope
this helps. 

-----Original Message-----
From: sansat@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:sansat@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 12:33 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Ex 2K Standard Edition Database Maintenance
(16GB Limit)

Hello Friends,

I am looking for a method of maintaining the exchange 2000 database
(standard Edition) so that it does not reach 16GB limit.

I would like to know methods other than offline defragmentation as I
cannot perform them due to space restriction on the server harddisk.

Currently the size is 12GB, hence I have set storage limits and also
archive emails using Exmerge, but even after deleting emails, the size
is the same. I was thinking every night during maintenance it might
purge them, but its not happening or how long should one wait for the db
size to get smaller or whats the best method for maintenance ?

Please suggest.


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