Christine, The question is do you really have to perform the offline defrag? You really don't have to do that. The system will reuse the white space that you think you have lost when the system needs it. Always look for the Event ID 1221 in your event viewer and it will tell you how much space you have left on each storage space after the daily online defragmentation has terminated. Tony From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Allen, Christine Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 8:10 AM To: 'exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Performing an off-line defrag Interesting idea. Did you use exmerge or just migrate them with the GUI? _____ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Praveen Ramaswamy Sent: Thursday, April 05, 2007 1:37 AM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Performing an off-line defrag If you are doing offline defrag to recover the white space, then i suggest moving the mailboxes to a new store and delete and re-create the old one. This is lot simpler than offline defrag. This will have down time of average 10 Min per mailbox. recently I tried to do off line defrag and it terminated after reaching 90%, i wasted nearly 2 hours, then i had to move the mailboxes to a new store, luckily i had a free store. Regards Praveen R "Allen, Christine" <Christine.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: Thank you. _____ From: exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:exchangelist-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Taylor, George Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 5:19 PM To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [ExchangeList] Re: Performing an off-line defrag Yes, you can dismount individual mailbox stores without effecting the others. George Taylor Systems Programmer Regional Health Inc. _____ From: Allen, Christine [mailto:Christine.Allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2007 12:38 PM To: 'exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx' Subject: [ExchangeList] Performing an off-line defrag Hello, Running exchange 2003 and windows 2003. I need to perform off-line defrags of 4 separate storage groups. If you dismount one, do you have to dismount all of them? Meaning can I be running the defrag on one storage group and give folks access to the store group that is not having the ESEutil run against it? Christine Allen Systems Engineer Electric Insurance Company 75 Sam Fonzo Drive Beverly, MA 01915 phone: 978-524-5612 fax: 978.236.5612 christine.allen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <http://www.electricinsurance.com/> http://www.electricinsurance.com ***Note: The information contained in this message, including any attachments, may be privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, or an employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the Sender immediately by a "reply to sender only" message and destroy all electronic or paper copies of the communication, including any attachments. _____ Finding fabulous fares is fun. Let <http://farechase.yahoo.com/promo-generic-14795097;_ylc=X3oDMTFtNW45amVpBF9T Azk3NDA3NTg5BF9zAzI3MTk0ODEEcG9zAzEEc2VjA21haWx0YWdsaW5lBHNsawNxMS0wNw--> Yahoo! FareChase search your favorite travel sites to find flight and hotel bargains.