RE: Urgent!! exchange 2000 standard exceeded 16 GB limit

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <mark@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2003 13:20:34 -0500

The time ESEUTIL takes to run an offline defrag depends on the hardware that
your running, in my experience its normally 4 - 8gb per hour, so I would
recommend you just let it run its course.

Just so you know, if this happens again there is a one-time patch that you
can apply that will increase the limit to 17Gb, so you can mount the store
and get the users to clean up their mailboxes some more before you do the
offline defrag, you can find more info here:;en-us;828070&Product=exch2

Mark Fugatt 
MCT, MCSE, Microsoft Exchange MVP 
Pentech Office Solutions Inc 
Tel:  585 586 3890
Cell: 585 576 4750
Fax:  585 249 0316
MSN IM: mark@xxxxxxxxx 

-----Original Message-----
From: ikm7176 [mailto:ikm7176@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, December 13, 2003 12:58 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Urgent!! exchange 2000 standard exceeded 16 GB limit


We are running exchange 2000 standard version with all sp3 and post sp3
patch, this morning it reached the 16 GB limit. since then we are unable to
mount the database. searched the KB articles. Finally we decided to run the
eseutil utility for offline defragmentation and  then move some mailboxes to
another server.

i am curious to know, how much time it will take for offline
defragmentation. its almost 5 hrs for me and its only 60% completed.

i am worried if this works ? All the log files and .edb files are untouched.
Any other solutions ?

Any help would be highly appreciated. thanks !!

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