Store dismounting

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. John

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    sbs 2003/exchange 2003. Store is dismounting automatically. When trying to
    mount manually it does mount but dismounts after a few minutes. Is there a
    way to check if store has exceeded the 16GB limit or could there be another


    John, Nov 29, 2006
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  2. Hi John,

    If the store limit has been reached it will fire off an event. Check
    eventvwr on the server and see. Database size is the 1st thing I would go

    Event ID: 9688

    Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store


    Steven Banks, MCP, CSSA [SBS MVP]
    Microsoft Small Business Specialist
    Banks Consulting Northwest Inc.

    Co-Author, Advanced Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices
    Steven Banks [SBS MVP], Nov 29, 2006
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  3. In
    Firstly, did you check your event logs?

    If you have SP2 installed, the limit is listed to 18GB (although you can
    bump it up to 75GB in the registry). If you don't have SP2 installed, the
    limit is 16GB. Check in the file system for the combined sizes of priv1.edb
    and priv1.stm. If they're at 16GB or close to it, and you don't have SP2
    installed, that's your issue. If nothing else is really funky on this box
    (check your event logs) I believe you can just install SP2 and it will
    correct this for a bit....and you can do some major cleanup.

    Note: your company absolutely needs to implement mailbox quotas, regardless.
    Especially with the 16GB limit - but even without it. You will have to do
    the math - number of mailboxes * max size they can hit, plus room for
    deleted item retention (dependent on how many days it's set for)

    If this isn't the issue at all, please feel free to correct me - and report
    back with more info on the service pack level of Windows/SBS/Exchange, and
    event log errors.
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Nov 29, 2006
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