Having noticed that my Exchange was creeping up to 7GB, I went around to the
main users and got them to delete items from there Inbox, Sent folders and
to delete them again from the Deleted folder but the size is still 7GB
What else do I have to do
Thanks in advance
Re: Exchange Size
"Kieran" <email@example.com> wrote:
>Having noticed that my Exchange was creeping up to 7GB, I went around to
>main users and got them to delete items from there Inbox, Sent folders and
>to delete them again from the Deleted folder but the size is still 7GB
>What else do I have to do
>Thanks in advance
You would need to run the eseutil program to actually regain the drive space,
but I wouldn't recommend it. Exchange runs its own internal defragger which
keeps the database operating smoothly.
If you really want to get the drive space back, then you will have to be
prepared to run the eseutil program. Minimum amount of available drive space
that you will need to run this program on a 7GB PRIV.EDB is about 18GB (7
for the existing edb, 10 1/2 free for it to perform its compressing/defragging
magic) - the drive space MUST be on the same partition as the database file.
Unless you're getting an error message, I would want to prepare for compressing/defragging
by developing enough available space, but leave it alone if you're running
Exchange 5.5 SP2 or higher. It usually manages itself quite well. Just
keep those users deleting old/unneeded email!
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