eseutil process question

  • From: Greg Hermida <ghermida@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2005 15:07:02 -0600

Hey Guru's-
I have an Exchange 5.5, sp4 with the priv.edb running out of hard drive
space but there looks like there is an opportunity to reclaim about 1/4 to
1/3 of the drive back if I do an offline defragmentation.  Currently, my
pub.edb and log files are on d:\exchsrvr\mdbdata and my priv.edb is on e:\.

I plan on doing the following:
1-Do a complete backup, then stop all services 
2-Migrate the priv.edb to a much larger g:\ drive (which is already
installed) using perfomance optimizer, 
3-and run the following command:  "eseutil /d g:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb
/ld:\exchsrvr\mdbdata /te:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\tempdfrg.edb"

4-Delete all log files from d:\exchsrvr\mdbdata

5-Run Isinteg -priv -fix -test alltests
6-Start all services and test.
7-Eventually, migrate the priv.edb back to the original mirrored drive e:\.

My question is in step 4. Deleting the log files.  I am reading from my old
notes last year where I had to run the repair option on the Priv.edb due to
severe corruption.  I know that offline defragmentation creates a new copy
of the database, so the signatures do not match the log files.  None of the
Microsoft documenation that I can find says specifically to delete the log
files before starting any services so I'm a bit concerned.  Any KB articles
y'all can point me to would be gratefully appreciated.


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