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    Hello everyone,

    I'm running exchange 2k std (sp3) on an win 2k server (sp4), with active directory and I have a big issue: the database of the exchange server is almost full, even though if you make an addition of the size of all the mailboxes on the server you will get a 2 GB result. I don't understand where is the rest of 15 GB. If I run eseutil /d or /p, I get only something like 3~400 MB freed.
    Anybody has any ideea? how can I free some more space?

  • #2
    Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

    What about the deleted items and retention time for the store? What about old mailboxes?

    Also, you don't happen to use an AV scanner on the M drive, do you?
    Cheers,

    Daniel Petri
    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
    MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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    • #3
      Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

      actually i have a scan mail from trend micros
      the retention period is set to 1 day for deleted mailboxes
      I have no ideea how to see the deleted items (if they are hidden somewhere) and how to make the 'deletion' permanent

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      • #4
        Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

        You can add the deleted items column to the mailbox view in the mailbox store node. Sort it out by that column and see if it makes any sense.
        Cheers,

        Daniel Petri
        Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
        MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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        • #5
          Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

          you were right, there are some mailboxes which have huge deleted items size.
          Only, if you open the mailbox using outlook 2003 you cannot see all this data.
          How could I erase those unwanted files?

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          • #6
            Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

            it's ok I found a way
            Thx for the hints,

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            • #7
              Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

              Originally posted by xxlta
              it's ok I found a way
              Thx for the hints,
              You found a way? Great.

              SHARE IT! This way others will also benefit from this thread.

              Cheers,

              Daniel Petri
              Microsoft Most Valuable Professional - Active Directory Directory Services
              MCSA/E, MCTS, MCITP, MCT

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              • #8
                Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

                Hi again,

                In Outlook 2003, if you'll position yourself on the deleted items folder of an mailbox, you can use the 'recover deleted items' option from TOOLS menu to find old deleted items, i mean really old, (in my case they were 2 years old) and to delete some of them.
                I didn't manage to see and delete all of them, but I freed about 5 gb, more then enough for me for the moment.
                I am still trying to empty the rest of the deleted items so if somebody will find another solution meanwhile please share.
                The other night, I was trying to find some utilities, who will help me clean up the .edb file and the .stm file from Exchange of old deleted items, but couldn't find any. If anybody knows anything please let me know.

                Thanks again Daniel.

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                • #9
                  Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

                  xxlta,

                  If you want to have Exchange delete all users Deleted items in there Deleted folders you can run Mailbox Management. This can be set for specific times of low activity and more important recover space for your exchange server and keep you exchange IS in tip top shape.

                  http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF012.html

                  HTH
                  gaaq

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                  • #10
                    Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

                    Originally posted by gaaq
                    xxlta,

                    If you want to have Exchange delete all users Deleted items in there Deleted folders you can run Mailbox Management. This can be set for specific times of low activity and more important recover space for your exchange server and keep you exchange IS in tip top shape.

                    http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/MF012.html

                    HTH
                    thx, mailbox management is already set, but I'm getting some error messages like:
                    error -1601 while hard deleting messages in folder <folder id> on database "database name"
                    or
                    Error 0x8004010f occurred on message 7-123231 during a background cleanup on database "database name"

                    and those particular deleted items i was talking about cannot be deleted.

                    Any other ideeas?

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                    • #11
                      Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

                      xxlta,


                      I see perhaps this may help you with one of those error messages

                      http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;271984

                      HTH
                      gaaq

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                      • #12
                        Re: mailbox store almost full (exch 2k std)

                        I will try it and let you if it works.
                        Thx a lot again.

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