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  • EXCHANGE 2007 Mailbox size issue

    Hi Folks,

    Am a newbie to exchange platform. In my scenario we are using Exchange 2007.

    Currently I am having 2 mailbox stores in which i have 4 Mail box database . Now the problem is i am not having much space left in my server to get more mails. I was moving left employees to another database in the same sever thinking the actual mailbox database size was decreasing. But it never did.

    Please help me .what can i do now?. I cant increase disk space also. Can i add as NAS and move the mailboxes to a new mailbox database in NAS and delete the original mailbox database.
    Last edited by Sembee; 3rd June 2013, 11:48. Reason: Removed Bold

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    Re: EXCHANGE 2007 Mailbox size issue

    The size of the database will never shrink.
    However if you have removed content then the database has white space which is used before the database increases in size.
    Look for event ID 1221 in the event viewer, that will tell you how much white space there is.

    You cannot use a NAS for Exchange storage - it isn't supported. You can only use local storage on the server.

    Simon.
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      Re: EXCHANGE 2007 Mailbox size issue

      Thanks for the reply Simon Is there any safe way to get rid of this white space and get back space in my disks. Since i cannot add any new disks (no more disk slots) ,what should i do ? If i move the mailbox database to another disk ,will it move all the individual mailboxes inside it to the new drive? ya it just create a new edb file in the new drive and do we have to manually move the mailboxes to the new drive?

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      • #4
        Re: EXCHANGE 2007 Mailbox size issue

        Moving the database will move the white space as well, because it is inside the database. The only way is to create a new database, move all the users then drop the original. You could then move the new database in to the same location as the old one after cleaning up the files.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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