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    I have 2 windows 2000 DC and 2 BDC NT4,, i use Exchabe 5.5 standered Edtion ,,,the problem is :

    I restruct all users to 40 MB inbox size before one week .... now after they delete all the un needed messages ,, the size should be 12 GB... now after i checked the size of the priv.edb size ..its still 16.2 GB ,,, i defragment the database but the size still 16.2 ,,, i dont know why ,,, so any one had an idea...

    Thanx in advanced ...

  • #2
    and what about the deletion Retention feature? there is an option to restore you're deleted items for X days.

    if you disable that (or set it to 0) and you wait for a few days, then do an offline defragmentation, the database should be schrink.

    see more over here :
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro.../exdisrec.mspx

    section title there:
    Configuring Deleted Items Retention
    Deleted Items Retention is configured from the Exchange Administrator program, even though the recovery is performed on the Client. You can configure the settings at private information store or mailbox levels, as shown in the figures below. The private information store level applies to all mailboxes on a server; the mailbox level allows you to override the information store settings.
    for offline defrag
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro...tain/ch17.mspx
    http://www.experts-exchange.com/Netw..._21006444.html

    oh and as a part of the microsoft document:
    Maintenance and Repair Tools
    As discussed in Chapter 11, Managing the Information Store, Exchange can perform many database maintenance tasks either on its own or according to a schedule you set. These tasks include tombstone cleanup, online defragmentation, index expiration and aging, and other tasks associated with regular preventative database maintenance. However, there are times when offline tools are required for database compaction, testing, and repair.

    Don't use offline tools unless absolutely necessary. Like firearms, they're irreplaceable when you really need them, but they can be dangerous in careless or untrained hands.

    eseutil

    eseutil is a command-line program that performs a variety of functions on the database, including compacting, testing and repair. It operates on individual 4KB database pages, not on messages, mailboxes, or folders. Exchange 5.5's version of eseutil can check database integrity at about 10GB/hour and repair databases at 8-10GB/hour; isinteg can defragment databases at 4-5 GB/hour.

    Tip eseutil replaces edbutil, the utility program used on Exchange 4.0 and 5.0 databases. In Exchange 5.5 SP1 and later, it is located in the winnt\system32 directory instead of in exchsrvr\bin.
    daniel,
    i thought you hadded a document of reclaiming space or for an offline defragementation, but i can find it..? didn't you have one?
    Marcel
    Technical Consultant
    Netherlands
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    • #3
      Thank you very much ..... its working fine now ...

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