Hi guys, This is my scenario over here. I recently changed my exchange server box. On my old box the priv.edb size was 5GB. I did a backup od the information store then i set up a new machine. installed windowss 2000 server and exchange 2000 server on it and i restored from backup and everything seems to be working fine for about 5 days now. This morning i checked up the size of the priv1.edb file and i found out that the file is now 27GB which is totally impossible. We do not have so much users and there is no way the mails could have reached that size. I also noticed that the the CPU performance is constantly at 100% which is very very strange. What could have gone wrong and what can i do to return the database to its original size. Thanks Seyi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - The information in this message is confidential and is legally privileged. It is intended solely for the addressee. Access to this message by anyone else is unauthorized. If received in error please accept our apologies and notify the sender immediately. You must also delete the original message from your machine. If you are not the intended recipient, any use, disclosure, copying, distribution or action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance of it, is prohibited and may be unlawful. The information, attachments, opinions or advice contained in this email are not the views or opinions of Econet Wireless Nigeria Ltd, its subsidiaries or affiliates. Econet Wireless Nigeria Ltd therefore accepts no liability for any claims, losses, or damages arising from the inaccuracy, incorrectness, or lack of integrity of such information.