pub1.stm problem

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by W Abucewicz, Oct 15, 2005.

  1. W Abucewicz

    W Abucewicz Guest

    Our Exchange database was getting large, so I decide to do an offline defrag
    to recover some space. The defrag would get about 20% done and error out with
    a jet database issue. I ran the eseutil with the /k switch and found lots of
    checksum errors.. Still not able to defrag the database, and it rapidly
    approaching the 16 GB limit, I became desparate... I was able to do a defrag
    of the EDB file only by using the -i switch...(excluse the STM file from
    defrag) That has gained me quite a bit of space. The problem still exists...
    I still have issues with the STM file..
    Anyone out there heard of this?

    W Abucewicz
    W Abucewicz, Oct 15, 2005
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    W Abucewicz Guest

    make that PRIV1.STM..

    W Abucewicz, Oct 15, 2005
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  3. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Oct 15, 2005
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    Russ Grover Guest

    I know this isn't helping with your question,
    But I'm worried that you are headed for trouble.

    You are approaching the 16GB Limit?
    How many Users do you have and What do you have their mailbox Limit set to?
    With 75 Users that would mean each user is Using about 213MB Average?

    I think your issue should pertain to message retention.
    And do people know how to Archive...

    Quick fixes usually are just that.. Quick Fixes.
    (Unless your ultimate goal is to let Exchange SP2 save your butt?)

    Remember there will be a delay until They get a version for SBS 2003
    (Or that's what I read.)

    So you gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky?
    The SP2 for Exchange 2003 (Last I read) is do out sometime before the end of
    the year.
    but I haven't heard when SBS Exchange SP2 is out..

    I personally wonder how anyone can manage 213MB of mail to begin with.
    If there are a lot of files. (IMO) there are better ways to store data like
    this than emails.

    I mean the average email is Way less than 100KB so at 200MB that would be
    2,000 emails
    Which Probably is more like 5,000 emails...

    If someone can Manage 2,000 - 5,000 emails I'd be very Impressed..
    And if they are large files I'd suggest a Folder on the server.
    (Much Easier to retrieve if damaged or deleted.)

    OK off my Preachers Box.....
    Anyway.. Just food for thought..

    Good luck....

    My Apologies if this offended you, I'm just worried for your Mail to Crash


    Russ Grover
    Small Business IT Support
    Portland\Beaverton OR USA
    Email: Sales at
    Russ Grover, Oct 15, 2005
  5. W Abucewicz

    W Abucewicz Guest

    W Abucewicz, Oct 15, 2005
  6. Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Oct 16, 2005
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    Amnon Feiner Guest

    If you still have issues, i have "not in the book" solution for you. Install
    a second exchange server on site(you can use the exchange demo download)
    and move the mailboxes back and forth using AD. It will fix it, and shrink
    your PRIV in about 40%.
    Amnon Feiner, Oct 16, 2005
  8. W Abucewicz

    W Abucewicz Guest

    ran the ISINTEG with the -test "alltests"

    found and fixed 8 errors..
    still can't defrag the database without the "exclude the STM file switch"
    ALso... the ebd and the STM combined are "only" 9 GB
    there is a a tech doc;en-us;555146
    should I try this? what will I loose?
    W Abucewicz

    W Abucewicz, Oct 18, 2005
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