Exchange Server 2000 MDBDATA

Exchange Server 2000 MDBDATA

Post by Sunil Mamid » Sun, 13 Jul 2003 03:01:04


Exchange server mdbdata folder is running out of space

Exchange server mdbdata folder is growing in size, What is the best way to
move or delete old mdbdata  from the folder?
Any help is really appreciated.



Exchange Server 2000 MDBDATA

Post by Rob Wilcox [MSF » Mon, 14 Jul 2003 04:56:25

Hi Sunil,

Can you explain a little further about the configuration of your machine?  
How many drives?  What type of RAID?  How much space for each drive?  How
full each drive is?

That said, some first thoughts are as follows.  Do you have the transaction
logs in the mdbdata folder?  If so then running a full online Exchange
backup will purge the committed logs freeing up space for you.  How many
logs do you have the folder?  How big is the database?

Hope that gives you some ideas,

Kind Regards,
Rob Wilcox
Microsoft Exchange Specialist Support Engineer
This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


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