RE: Exchange 2000 database

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 12:51:06 -0500

It is the EDB and STM, but they will never shrink, if you wanted to reclaim
the spare space in the DB's you would need to perform an offline defrag of
the database using ESEUTIL.

Mark Fugatt
MCSE, MCT, Microsoft Exchange MVP
Pentech Office Solutions Inc
Rochester, NY
Tel: 585 576 4750 
-----Original Message-----
From: Shannon Coleman [mailto:shannon@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 12:45 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2000 database

I have a few questions about the Exchange 2000 private database. We are
running Exchange 2000 standard edition, and I understand that Exchange
2000's private database can only grow to 16GB. My first question is what
file(s) make up the Exchange 2000 database (I was thinking that the
priv1.edb and priv1.stm files is what makes the Exchange 2000 database)?
Secondly I had a user that had a very large mailbox, (about 1.5 GB) I had
this user move almost everything from there mailbox to a PST. However the
priv1.edb and priv1.stm didn't seem to decrease in size. We have our
deletion settings set at 10 days. So would I be correct in saying that 10
days after moving these items from this user's mailbox to a PST, is when I
will see a decrease in out priv1.edb or priv1.stm.
Thanks in advance

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