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  • Exchange Server 5.5 16Gb mailstore limit breached

    Hi

    We have an exchange 5.5 server, used by one small division.

    However, the users have not followed archiving instructions, and as such the mailstore is now approx. 16,800Mb in size.

    My challenge is to get the mailstore under 16Gb in size and get the exchange services running again.

    However, I'm not getting anywhere.

    We don't have Exchange Server 5.5 Enterprise as an upgrade option, so thats ruled out.

    We have a copy of Ontrack PowerControls, but that is designed for recovering mail, and not for deleting mail from within mailboxes stored in an offline mailstore, so thats ruled out.

    I have ran eseutil /d but this does not reduce the size below 16Gb.

    I am hopeful there is another solution (we can't build another server in this division) but I haven't yet came across it.

    Can anyone advise of a way to resolve this?

    Advice most appreciated.

    Thanks in advance

    TJ

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    Re: Exchange Server 5.5 16Gb mailstore limit breached

    Silly question but you've tried this?
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;185457

    http://www.tech-archive.net/Archive/.../msg04307.html
    Last edited by AndyJG247; 27th April 2009, 21:29.
    cheers
    Andy

    Please read this before you post:


    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange Server 5.5 16Gb mailstore limit breached

      use exmerge with the archive option set to delete old messages out of the store.

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      • #4
        Re: Exchange Server 5.5 16Gb mailstore limit breached

        Thanks guys

        Got out of it by using the /p and /t switches to create the defragged edb file on a drive which had enough space to take it.

        Thanks again

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