Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Brad Pear » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:23:08


Yesterday we surpassed the 16gb limit on our SBS 2000 Exchange db. I had
been monitoring the db size from time to time but did not realize I had to
add the priv1.edb and priv1.stm together to come up with the actual db size
(stupid me).

Anyway, our current sizes are priv1.edb = 16, 661,832 and priv1.stm is
3,162,120.

I went through the process of adding the registry entry to get an extra gig
for the store and then remounted the store and it worked just fine.
(KB828070 - option#2) I immediately got users to begin deleting /archiving
their email. However, even after online defrag ran, the file sizes are still
the same. Will this not change at all until I run the offline defarag
utility ("eseutil")

Also, since we have cleaned out a lot of mail items (over 2gb) , will new
emails etc.. use that free space that has been created (overwriting email
marked for deletion) or will the database file size continue to grow until
the offline defrag is performed? If it just continues to grow, then we could
also hit the 17gb limit as well! What on earth would we do if the 17gb
barrier is reached?? Is there any further way to gain add'l space in that
case???

Is there a way in Exchange that you can have it notify an administrator if
the total DB size is within a set amount of reaching the max db size??

Thanks, Brad
 
 
 

Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Neil Hobso » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:28:12

Yes you need to perform an offline defrag to shrink the store size.
Whitespace will be reused first before expanding the store size again.

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Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Lee Derbys » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 01:35:16


I had
had to
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email
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administrator if
size??

Your earlier guess is correct - it will not release that reusable
'white space' until you do an offline defrag. Short of adding more
mailbox servers, I'm not sure what else you can do with SBS 2000. I
don't believe there's any way of getting it to warn you when the size
becomes critical.

Time to impose some mailbox size limits, I think.

Lee.

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Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Brad Pear » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 02:39:47

Ok, so just to clarify your response, the fact that we have had users delete
tons of emails today means that we do actually have some whitespace
available to use for new emails correct?? They will overwrite emails marked
for deletion?

Then later this evening I will start an offline defrag which will shrink the
physical DB size down. I just want to be sure that new emails are going to
be using available space we have created by email deletion in the Exchange
db - not adding to the size!!

Am I correct in this thinking?

Thanks, Brad

PS... I typoed the size of the priv1.edb file. It is 13,661,832 NOT
16,661,832
 
 
 

Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Neil Hobso » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 04:25:55

es, as I said, whitespace will be used first before expanding the store
size again. When online maintenance runs overnight, it should generate an
event ID of 1221 at the end of the process which shows you how much
whitespace you'll recover (approximately) if you perform an offline defrag.

--
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Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by Brad Pear » Thu, 07 Dec 2006 05:18:08

k, I was just worried that if it did not happen this way I may blow over
the 17gb temporary limit as well...

Thanks, brad

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Reaching max limit on Excahgne DB (16gb SBS limit)

Post by John » Mon, 11 Dec 2006 00:02:28

nd what about your future storage size? You will reach the maximum
soon again. Do you think it's a solution to delete e-mail?

In my office I don't want a single e-mail to be deleted (except private
and spam mail of course). Still our Exchange database is very little,
we archive email in on the fileserver (in the right project directory).

Have a good day

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