RE: Off line Defrag.

  • From: "Lara, Greg" <GLara@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2004 16:23:55 -0400

It's a pretty safe and straightforward process. It's a good idea to use the
/b switch, which will make a backup copy of the database (as long as you
have enough disk). Also, make sure you've got enough disk for the temp
database; eseutil won't warn you in advance if there's not enough space and
you may have wait a long time before it fails. You can set the temp database
to write to another volume. It'll take a while to run, and obviously your
server must be offline while the defrag process is running, so schedule it

Good luck, and have fun.

Greg Lara

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-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Sambhi [mailto:rsambhi@xxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2004 4:10 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Off line Defrag.

We have an Exchange 2000 standard edition running on Windows 2000.
Yesterday the mailbox store reached it 16GB limit. I increase it
temporarily using the registry fix I found on I have
gotten users to clean up their mailbox and now I need to do an off line
defrag. I spoke with the guy who set this box up over 2 years ago and he
said that he has never done an off-line defrag before. So this will be
the first time running it on this server. Is there anything I need to be
concerned with running off line defrag on this exchange for the first
time. I have read up on it and it seems simple enough, I will do a
complete backup of the exchange before defrag, and I setup test box to
test this on first. Is there anything I should be aware of?

Thanks for your help.


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