Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

offline defragmentation

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • offline defragmentation

    Hi ,

    My one of the client is using exchange 2000 in his organization . The DB size is about to 15.5 GB , he is taking regular off line backup even though its up to reach this ..now we need to defragment the DB . Now my question is will this defragmentation helps to reduce the size ...and up to how much percentage ...

    Please help ...

    Kathy

  • #2
    Re: offline defragmentation

    There is no easy way to say how much the DB will reduce by but best practice would be to get users to remove emails etc that are not required before you do it so you maximise the time. I've seen 35GB from a 72GB DB before for example.

    Full backups only remove the log files and don't affect the database. You state
    he is taking regular off line backup even though its up to reach this
    which doesn't really make sense as offline means the stores are stopped and therefore not "up".
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: offline defragmentation

      Event ID 1221 overnight will tell you how much white space there is in the database when the online defrag runs. That is approximately the space you will get back when you carry out the offline defrag.


      Simon.
      --
      Simon Butler
      Exchange MVP

      Blog: http://blog.sembee.co.uk/
      More Exchange Content: http://exchange.sembee.info/
      Exchange Resources List: http://exbpa.com/
      In the UK? Hire me: http://www.sembee.co.uk/

      Sembee is a registered trademark, used here with permission.

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: offline defragmentation

        Good to know, thanks
        cheers
        Andy

        Please read this before you post:


        Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

        Comment

        Working...
        X