RE: Sent and Deleted Items Folders

  • From: Dêniz Feital (Chiptek) <dfeital@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2002 15:20:26 -0300

    Hello Juan.
    You did the right thing ran offline defrag.
    Well, you can check a couple of things.
    Check if "Deleted item retention time (days) is enabled, if so, how many
days. To do it, go to Site, Server, click on Private Information Store
properties. You have to wait (the days which is check there + at least one
day more) to run another offline defrag after you have deleted a large
amount of mailboxes.
    Also, may be it seems you have deleted 20Gb, because you know, the size
inside priv.edb is actually different what is shows. Take a look at on line
defragmentation which occurs at night to see how is the real priv.edb size.
Look for the event 1221 source MSExchangeIS Private (be sure you are seeing
a source from MSExchangeIS Private, not Public) in application Log. The
event is "The database has XXX megabytes of free space after online
defragmentation has terminated." In this Event you will be sure how much
free space your database rooms. 

        Dêniz Feital

        GIC - Chiptek / Vésper 

        Tel (11) 3489-7730

        Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer


-----Original Message-----
From: Juan Ibarra [mailto:jibarra@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2002 1:48 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Sent and Deleted Items Folders

I am running Exchange 5.5, SP4 on WIN2kserver SP2.
My database has almost double in the last year from 24G to 40G this year.
Even with less employees this year.  I couple of weeks ago I deleted about
20G worth of email from users that were hidden.  I then ran an offline
defrag hoping to get that space back and to my surprise I only got about 20%
Any Ideas why?
Also, I have been trying to get my users to empty their deleted and sent
items folders to no avail. What can I do or use to do it myself from the
exchange server as a company wide solution.
Best regards,
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