RE: Exchange 2003 store size mystery

  • From: "A. Michael Salim" <msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 23:26:33 -0400 (EDT)


> Even though you archived all the data out of the store, what you wind up
> with is 1GB of "real" data and 53GB of "empty" data that could be
> recovered through an offline defrag.

I ran an offline defrag via eseutil /d, which did not recover much (maybe
8 or 9 GB not the expected 50+ GB).

> You could also (depending on your configuration) have some stuff left in
> the dumpster that is also taking up space, which would become white
> space once you reach your retention time limits.

I selected the "dumpster data" option when I exported the PST's so there
should be no dumpster data left afaik.


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