> Unknowingly, Journal in MS Office97 was turned on to track all
> applications. As a result, the file has grown to 878MB.
> The space allocated for Priv.edb on hard drive is 1GB. Journal has been
> turned off and items deleted from user mailboxes.
> Priv.edb is too big use EDBUTIL to defrag.
> What to do?
> Randy H. Erskine
> Information Systems Manager
> SC Public Service Commission
You got a bigger problem. You don't indicate how many users are on this
server, but my guess is that this will start happening over and over. You
have two choices:
A) Get a new disk, run Performance Optimizer, let is move the PRIV.EDB to
the new empty disk drive. If it doesn't propose to move it there, you
can make it do so by changing the drive letter on the screen that shows
the recommended changes.
B) You can add a new disk or use free unformatted space on another disk
and use Disk Administrator to extend a volume set. Make the new disk an
extension of the*(which must be a NTFS volume) by selecting the
volume with PRIV.EDB on it and then pressing CTRL while selecting one or
more areas of free space. On the Partition Menu click Extend Volume Set,
then OK. Your changes will not be saved until you click on Commit
Changes Now or quit Disk Administrator. You do not get any fault
tolerance in this arrangement.
My recommendation: Choose option A every time.
Kevin Aylward MCSE,CNE,MCP
Director of Information Technologies
Enterprise Integration Corporation (EIC)
Read the Exchange Admin FAQ at http://www.veryComputer.com/;
written by Amiri Jones.