Ran eseutil to do offline defrag, database size unchanged

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by AM, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. AM

    AM Guest

    I ran eseutil to do an offline defrag. Afterwards, the
    database size is unchanged. Do I have to wait for
    exchange to run its own housekeeping tonight for the
    database size to shrink? If not what went wrong? If I add
    up the mailbox sizes as shown in ESM, there is at least
    4G of space I should gain.

    AM, Apr 7, 2004
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  2. If the offline defrag did not shrink the database file down, there must not
    have been any free space within it to return to the hard drive.

    When you view the space that a mailbox uses in Exchange System Manager, the
    amount only includes the space that is used by the Priv.edb file. The
    amount does not include the space that the Priv.stm file uses.

    Chris Puckett, MCSE
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    Chris Puckett [MSFT], Apr 7, 2004
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  3. AM

    AM Guest

    I understand that the .stm file is also a factor, however
    my .stm file is only a few 100k. The differnce between
    all my mailboxes, if you add them up in ESM and compare
    that to the priv1.edb is over 3G. Can you explain the

    AM, Apr 7, 2004
  4. AM

    Mal Osborne Guest

    Deleted Item retention?

    Mal Osborne
    MCSE MVP Mensa
    Mal Osborne, Apr 7, 2004
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