deleted mailboxes then ran eseutil but mailboxes still show in mailbox store

deleted mailboxes then ran eseutil but mailboxes still show in mailbox store

Post by gary » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 21:55:38


getting close to the limit on our 2000 exchange server, so I have started
enforcing limits and deleted old mailboxes.

Saturday I set keep deleted items to 0 days, and keep deleted mailboxes to 0
days.

I then ran eseutil, and although I have gained a little storage back (back
under 14 gig), when I go to the mailbox store I see all of the old mailboxes
I thought I deleted.

is there a step I missed in removing these old mailboxes?

I hate to have to run eseutil again, I do not have enough hard drive space
on my exchange server so I have to copy the files over to our file server
and then back when running eseutil.
Took almost 8 hours.
 
 
 

deleted mailboxes then ran eseutil but mailboxes still show in mailbox store

Post by gary » Tue, 28 Feb 2006 22:11:55

to clarify, when I say I "deleted old mailboxes", I mean I deleted
previously disabled user accounts that had mailboxes.

gary

 
 
 

deleted mailboxes then ran eseutil but mailboxes still show in mailbox store

Post by Nick Gillo » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 05:31:34

You need to purge the mailboxes as well as removing the AD accounts. Then
after the System Attendent has run you'll be able to recover the space. But
if you are down to 14GB, you may as well just let the online defrag work and
leave yourself some white space rather than dropping the database and
compacting it.
 
 
 

deleted mailboxes then ran eseutil but mailboxes still show in mailbox store

Post by gary » Wed, 01 Mar 2006 09:29:36

thanks, I will try that.

gary