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    I have posted quick few lines regarding my network environment it’s found under this link

    http://forums.petri.com/showthread.p...716#post105716

    Here is my case with Exchange and I hope I am in the right forum. SBS2003 with 85 Gig edb that is still working (don’t ask me how) . I took over the network 2 weeks ago and started to archive left and right (archived by date)

    I created a shared folder under every user (H drive point to my document) in a file server (outside exchange and SBS2003). all users PST's point to them. However, I have mail boxes with over 11 gig worth of data and I know every PST is only 2 gig max.

    Here what I did I started to archive by date and dropped the DB to 71 gig. However, some users are complaining that when opening their psts its crashing outlook (well each pst is only 1.8 max they have about 5) for example they have 2007.1 2007.2 2007.3 and so on. Now I kept those PSTs on the server so I can back them at night. However like I said some users are complaining of slow opening PST's and so on.

    Should I move those PSTs to the local machine and open them locally will that help (by that I am taking the network traffic out)

    Back to my DB can someone send me to a link of step by step of DB defrag? I am worried that it will corrupt my DB and loose it all ( I backed exchange through NT backup last night)

    Any help or ideas would be great.

    Thanks

    **I just read I cant do off line defrag because I only have 30 gig worth of empty spac eon my hard drive left
    Last edited by Mayer; 23rd May 2008, 22:12.

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    Re: Exchange 85Gig edb yes

    PST files shouldn't be opened over the network you run the risk of corrupting them. They should only be local.

    You could use a USB hard drive to defrag onto but it wouldn't be the best solution. If your users truly need all of this email then you may have to start looking at something like Symantec's Enterprise Vault or similar.

    A quick search gave these:
    http://forums.petri.com/showthread.php?t=24136
    http://www.petri.co.il/defragment_ex..._databases.htm
    cheers
    Andy

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange 85Gig edb yes

      An 85gb store is quite possible.
      While there is a limit of 75gb, that is a logical limit, not a physical limit. Therefore the limit is the physical size of the database, minus the white space. Therefore you must have at least 10gb of white space in the store, possibly more.

      PST files accessed over the network is not supported.

      http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=297019
      More on the same subject:
      http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/arc...n-t-do-it.aspx

      I operate on the simple basis though that once you hit the limit you will be hitting it constantly. If the email is of any value then you do not want to store it in PST files.

      Ideally you need to be looking at an archive product, or face up to the fact that you have outgrown SBS. In the past an upgrade to Enterprise edition of Exchange 2003 would have been recommended, however that isn't possible now as you can't purchase Exchange 2003 - you have to purchase Exchange 2007 and use downgrade rights. If you are going to do that, then purchase Exchange 2007 standard edition instead which allows an unlimited database size. That will allow you to import the PST files back in to the store, but does require new hardware.

      Simon.
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      • #4
        Re: Exchange 85Gig edb yes

        Originally posted by Sembee View Post
        An 85gb store is quite possible.
        While there is a limit of 75gb, that is a logical limit, not a physical limit. Therefore the limit is the physical size of the database, minus the white space. Therefore you must have at least 10gb of white space in the store, possibly more.

        PST files accessed over the network is not supported.

        http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=297019
        More on the same subject:
        http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/arc...n-t-do-it.aspx

        I operate on the simple basis though that once you hit the limit you will be hitting it constantly. If the email is of any value then you do not want to store it in PST files.

        Ideally you need to be looking at an archive product, or face up to the fact that you have outgrown SBS. In the past an upgrade to Enterprise edition of Exchange 2003 would have been recommended, however that isn't possible now as you can't purchase Exchange 2003 - you have to purchase Exchange 2007 and use downgrade rights. If you are going to do that, then purchase Exchange 2007 standard edition instead which allows an unlimited database size. That will allow you to import the PST files back in to the store, but does require new hardware.

        Simon.

        Thank you sir, I will be looking into creating a new domain with 2007 exchange and AD. However, I was wondering if my limit is around 75 gig and that is the case with standard as well how other companies (which have a lot more emails) manage their mailbox store? do they have multiple stores? how does it work?

        Thanks

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        • #5
          Re: Exchange 85Gig edb yes

          If you are using Exchange 2003 Standard edition then the limit is 75gb, and you cannot create additional stores. Basically when you hit that limit you are faced with two options.
          1. Upgrade to Enterprise edition or Exchange 2007.
          2. Purchase an archiving solution.

          You could also extract email to PST files, but if you value the email then you don't use PST files.

          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.

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          • #6
            Re: Exchange 85Gig edb yes

            Originally posted by Sembee View Post
            If you are using Exchange 2003 Standard edition then the limit is 75gb, and you cannot create additional stores. Basically when you hit that limit you are faced with two options.
            1. Upgrade to Enterprise edition or Exchange 2007.
            2. Purchase an archiving solution.

            You could also extract email to PST files, but if you value the email then you don't use PST files.

            Simon.
            Well when I took over few days ago I realized they have SBS 2003..

            I will be upgrading to 2007 exchange then.

            And looking into Archiving solution as Symantec Vault.

            So why does it allow you or gives you the option to create another mailbox store in system manager if I cant??

            Thanks you been great help

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