I'll try and explain this as simply as possible - we're using the
standard edition of Exchange 2000 which has a built-in 16gb database
limit. Overnight the limit was reached and the database went offline.
I have defragmented the database as suggested using the option
"eseutil /d <path-to-db>\priv1.edb" and waited the obligatory 3-4
hours. Defrag went smoothly, but the database is still not compact
enough to start. What the hell do you do next? As far as I can tell
there is no way to start the database without first removing some mail
and bringing it back under size and there is no way to do that unless
the database is started. Catch-22. Have I missed something vital or
am I completely screwed?
Any assistance that anyone could offer would be appreciated.