RE: Exchange Ofline Defrag

  • From: "Brian Parker" <bparker@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Dec 2004 17:57:46 -0000

Why are you defragging - have you just done a large amount of mailbox
moves ? You are surely aware of the importance of your transaction logs
? Delete those - defragged or no defragged and you will shag your
exchange server, what you need to do is a full backup - that will get
rid of the transaction logs. 


Brian Parker
Senior Computing Officer

-----Original Message-----
From: Erhard Haniffa [mailto:erhard@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 08, 2004 4:38 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange Ofline Defrag

Hello all,

Just a quick question about offline defrag of and exchange 2000
I've backed up the database and about to start. i dont' have circular
loggin g turned on so there are all these log files in the MDBdata
folder with the PRIV1.edb and PUB1.edb files. After running the defrag
can I delete the log files?

What I've actually done is, I've made a copy of the mdb data folder onto
another drive and I'm gong to defrag the copy of the database not the
one in the priginal mdbdata folder. Can I then delete the log files from
the that folder and  replace the the defraged database into the
directory of the original one?

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