No mismatch, I just don't know any of this stuff yet!
I guess we have a mismatch in communication. With defragging the Exchange databases, I did not mean that you defrag your harddisk. Check out the following:
Note: all the Exchange Services should have been stopped.
Exchange 4.0 and 5.0
EDBUTIL /d /r /ispriv.
EDBUTIL /d /r /ispub.
ESEUTIL /d /ispriv.
ESEUTIL /d /ispub.
MCSE, NT, Exchange
We are in the process of redesigning it right now. I am writing code based on info at cdolive.com in the language I work in (VDF) to allow for me to more easily use the public store from my software. In the meantime though, I will try the defrag, but is it possible that just HDD fragmentation could cause on mailbox and only one to be slow?
Why don't you use Public Folders for your Exchange/Outlook environment? You can set limits on the Private Information Store so that the mailboxes/users are limited in letting their mailbox grow too much. I think best practice is that you redesign your Exchange/Outlook environment.
Another thing I would suggest is defragging the Exchange databases. It might help you in decreasing the size of the Exchange databases.
MCSE, NT, Exchange
Tried this. Mailbox is down to 181 Megs at the moment. It has spurts of
speed. We removed our custom COM add-in, this seemed like it helped, but
then started running slow again. It takes nearly ten seconds just to go
between messages in the inbox, if they are unread messages. The delay is
not on selecting the message, but rather on the marking of the message as
read that causes the long delay.
We have another user with a mailbox of 380 Megs accessing from a P166 (o2k)
that runs faster in o2k than this user on this specific mailbox. The
computer of the user that is having the problem is a PII 350 (maybe 400??).
Any other ideas? (Note: The user can access a different mailbox for which
she has a profile with not problems, is fast as can be. Also, this same
speed problem is seen accessing this specific mailbox from another computer
(a Celeron 500)).
> Look at archiving and journaling
> Cris Hanna, BS, MCP
> > With SBS 4.5:
> > I have a mailbox that moves a ton of data through it daily. Probably
> > 100-200M (almost all the data being in attachments) a day of incoming
> > outgoing tasks/emails (300-400 items). All has been working fine on
> > account up until a day or two ago. Now other than entering outlook
> > under this users profile, everything is extremely (I mean VERY) slow.
> > 20-30 secs to
> > move/assign a task to someone. What could be causing this problem?
> > something have been corrupted?
> > OLIVER