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    Hi..,
    I m having Exchange server 2007 SP1 on windows 2003 sp2.

    actually i had run online maintenance on exchange mailbox store...but on some store it is running but on some it is terminating with event ID 704 , 9871 & 1221 ..i had run these database continously for 4 days but same result...

    can anybody tell how to get whitespace from exchange database by doing online maintenance....

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    Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

    Hi

    I donot think online defrag would give you space,It would convert recoverable Items space to recyclable space .If you would like to release physical space, you need to perform Offline Defrag.

    Event id 704 & 9861 would occur if there is some mismatch between the schedule window & actual completion time.We shall make sure the online maintenance is complete irrespective of the schedule window,which we may extend if needed...
    Fazal Zaidi
    MCITP-Windows 2008,Exchange 2010,MCTS-Exchange 2007,2010,Lync 2010,MCSE-2000,2003,MCSA-2003,2008,2012,MCP,MCSE -Messaging 2013,ITIL

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    • #3
      Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

      I wouldn't recommend doing an offline defrag on Exchange 2007. No need. You can have multiple databases so just move the data to another database and drop the original. That avoids the risk and downtime of an offline defrag.

      However on the original question, how large is the store? If the store is very big, something else is occurring during the online maintenance window or a large amount of content has recently been removed then it can take some time to mark all of the white space correctly in the database.

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        Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

        i have multiple database.. size varies..from 20 gb to 400 gb..but when i m running on 20 gb database online maintenance it shows that i can recover whitespace but when i end online database it show same error...also i tried by running continously for 4 days...but no result...

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        • #5
          Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

          I would suggest updating the server to begin with. SP1 is very old. We are on SP3 now.
          Even a 400gb store it can take time to process. The recommended store size should be between 150 and 200gb so you have a store that is much larger than that. It may well be that the process is unable to continue for some reason.

          There should be entries in the event log to show it has started and if it has been interrupted.

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            Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

            hi sembee,
            i already mention the event id which is genrating on exchange server while terminating i.e. 704 , 9871 & 1221 event Id..however i tried by running small database i.e. 24 GB but this is also terminating after even i run this for continous 4 days..

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            • #7
              Re: Exchange 2007 online Maintenance

              First - event IDs on their own are completely useless. Most Event IDs have numerous different meanings.
              Second event ID 1221 is only logged after a successful completion, when it reports how much white space is in the database. Therefore if you are seeing 1221 then it is almost certainly completing successfully.
              If you are seeing termination events then you need to post the full entry, not just the event ID.

              Simon.
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