RE: Shrinking Mail Store

  • From: "Jamie A. Byrnes" <jabyrnes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Aug 2003 09:15:58 +0930

Hi Aber,

As long as theres enough free space in the DBs then they won't grow at
all. Probably best to leave them alone unless the 16gig limit is a
problem already. Instead try to clean out what already there. Best tools
would be to either set and enforce limits on mailboxes or use exmerge to
dump certain types of items manually, eg. Old/joke files/big
files/ex-employees etc.

An event should be written to the app log each night telling you how
much free space is available in the DB.


-----Original Message-----
From: Aber Whitcomb [mailto:aber@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2003 4:12 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Shrinking Mail Store


Is there a way to shrink the mail store (priv1.edb and priv1.stm)
without unmounting and shrinking it offline?  I know this is the best
way to do it, but we can't bring down our exchange server at the moment
and we just need to bring down the size a little so we don't hit this
stoopid 16gig max (we're moving to enterprise soon).


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