Re: eseutil process question

  • From: "Dominic" <emaildominic@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 06:10:23 +0530

1.For getting estimate of how much you will reclaim run eseutil /ms the
result of the total should be mulitplied with 4096 . the answer will be in
2.Why are you pointing temp location , run eseutil /d from the drive where
you have enough space. if your database is 100gb you will need 110 gb free
space to run offline defrag on the drive from which you are running this
command from.
3.Before doing a offline defrag, you must have shut down the information
store gracefully. so the data base is consistent. This database does not
need any logs.any.
4. In exchsrvr\mdbdata there should be only priv.edb and pub.edb thats it.
if you have seprate location for log files make it blank( rather rename the
old mdbdata to mdbdata and create new mdbdata folder.
5. running offline defrag does not change any signature.
6.You are planning to run isinteg, run it from the bin folder. this will
correct any logical errors.
7.At the most you will get -1011 error while starting the IS, in that case
run ISINTEG -PATCH from the bin folder.It will fix the guid issue.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Greg Hermida" <ghermida@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2005 2:37 AM
Subject: [exchangelist] eseutil process question

> 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
> 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
> My question is in step 4. Deleting the log files.  I am reading from my
> notes last year where I had to run the repair option on the Priv.edb due
> 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
> 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
> y'all can point me to would be gratefully appreciated.
> thanks,
> Greg
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