RE: Exchange 2003 store size mystery

  • From: "Michael B. Smith" <michael@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 08:14:25 -0400

"eseutil /ms <dbname>" will give you the full space utilization layout
of your database.

It's pretty easy to write a WMI script that shows you dumpster contents
too, if you really think that that might be an issue. Check out the
Exchange_MailBox class of WMI.

-----Original Message-----
From: A. Michael Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2005 11:27 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Exchange 2003 store size mystery


> 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
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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