Exchange mailbox store size limit reached

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by shannon, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. shannon

    shannon Guest

    We are currently running out to room for our exchange environment to grow.
    The exchange server best practices analyzer has informed us several times
    that the mail box store is close to reaching the maximum size of 16 GB. We
    have defragged the database a few times but eventually we will be running out
    for space and do not want to place limits on mailbox sizes. What would be
    the best approach to resolve this dilemma? Would it be best to purchase
    exchange standard and move it to a win 2003 server on the domain? If this is
    a solution what would be the least intrusive way to accomplish this?

    Thanks for any insight you can provide
     
    shannon, Mar 15, 2006
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  2. shannon

    Steve Guest

    Why not install Exchange SP2 with its increased store limits?
     
    Steve, Mar 15, 2006
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  3. shannon

    Maxibo Guest

    Shannon, SBS2003 with Exchange SP2 can now goto 75GB... search google..need
    to do some registry changes.

    Is your store ok, to initially fix you can increase to 17gb to remount...
     
    Maxibo, Mar 15, 2006
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  4. Exchange Server SP2 will increase the allowable size of the mailbox and
    private stores to 75 GB each. If you're not running SBS SP1, I'd install
    that first, although I'm not sure why you'd have to. Then install Exchange
    SP2 after reading the release notes and other documentation from the web
    site below. After installing the SP, there are some additional steps to
    enable the larger storage.

    Exchange 2003 SP2 on SBS
    http://www.vladville.com/articles/exchangesp2sbs2003.asp

    Changing Exchange Store Database Limits
    http://www.vladville.com/articles/exchangesp2newdb.asp
     
    Dave Nickason [SBS MVP], Mar 15, 2006
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  5. ummm, you have Exchange Server Standard Edition.

    If you are indeed talking about SBS 2003 (I assume so, but you don't
    indicate) the response from Steve is probably best, install SP2. Note
    however that the change to the store size is not automatic. As suggested on
    this page, FIRST READ and THINK.
    http://www.vladville.com/articles/exchangesp2newdb.asp
     
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Mar 15, 2006
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