Exchange 2000 Question

  • From: Chris Wall <Chris.Wall@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "Exchange Yahoo (E-mail)" <MS_Exchange@xxxxxxxxxxx>, "ExchangeList (E-mail)" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2003 09:59:19 -0400

Hello all,
    Below is a message from a buddy of mine who is not an Exchange admin,
but has been put in charge of a datacenter that happens to run Exchange
2000.  As a 5.5 admin, I would like to get someone else's opinion before
recommending a solution to him....

> -----Original Message-----
> Hey man,
> I have a question about Exchange maybe you can help me with:
> 1.  The exchange database files a few months ago were around 2-3 G,
> suddenly they jumped to 9 G in the last month or so.  No one has really
> been using email and after checking the mailbox sizes it doesn't add up to
> 9G.  Does exchange 2K automatically run a defrag on the database or is
> that something I need to do manually?  Have you heard of any reason why
> the database size would just jump in size like that?  I have been looking
> for log files and other crap that might be filling the files up but most
> of that is disabled.  I can't find anything on the site or
> Microsoft's site.  Maybe the database is just that large all the sudden
> but it seems fishy.  
> I am running a backup of the entire database and need to play with the
> server for a bit.  
> 2.  Have you ever moved the default mailbox location?  I have a D drive
> with 45 G free so I figured I could just move the mailboxes to that drive
> and leave the C drive alone for the OS.  Would that be a good plan or
> should we just extend the C drive out?

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