Exchange warning: This database size is approaching the size limit of 18 GB.

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Tristan, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Tristan

    Tristan Guest

    We upgraded our SBS 03 SP1 box to SP2 last year and I remember that it
    supported larger exchange databases. I'm now getting this warning in the
    event logs and need some instructions on how I make the database larger.


    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
    Event Category: General
    Event ID: 9688
    Date: 4/04/2007
    Time: 5:00:31 a.m.
    User: N/A
    Exchange store 'First Storage Group\Mailbox Store (PCISERVER)': The logical
    size of this database (the logical size equals the physical size of the .edb
    file and the .stm file minus the logical free space in each) is 16 GB. This
    database size is approaching the size limit of 18 GB.
    Tristan, Apr 4, 2007
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  2. SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Apr 4, 2007
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  3. it's a bad idea because of people, not machines.

    Give someone the space and they will fill it, mostly with junk they will
    never reference again.

    When confronted with the prospect of AU$7K to replace their existing backup
    system a client _magically_ found 20+GB of data on their server they no
    longer require, this was files rather than email but the same principle
    applies. There is both a real cost (covering backup) and a managerial cost
    (finding info, organising it so it can be found) to large data sets.
    Maintaining a smaller data set by enforcing rules avoids such cost and more
    likely causes greater efficiency.

    Sortsightedness is for squillionaires.
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Apr 4, 2007
  4. then let's take it a step further.

    EVER lost a store? Would you rather lose 16, 25, 40, 60 or 75GB? Lost both
    pub and priv? I have. Theoretically 150GB.

    AHAH, but we DON'T LOSE IT!!! We have it backed up. and how long does it
    take to restore 150GB?

    and just what happens when one of those stores reaches 76GB? is there a temp
    reg hack to get it back online in order to reduce it's size?

    OK, I'm paranoid.

    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Apr 4, 2007
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