Be careful here, don't go replacing files. You need to look at the event
viewer - application log and see what messages exchange is putting in there
while running and when you restart. Also look at MS support online:
and search for MTADATA). Q231685 looked helpful. I have never had a MTA
issue so I'm not sure I can be much more help other than pointing you in the
right direction. Anyone else?
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
> I run mtacheck and i get the messsage:
> database contains serious errors and cannot be automatically repaired
> How to start a new queue ?
> I do have to start a new one in order to start the mta service
> Please how to MTAWIPE ?
> I did a copy of the directory mtadata from installation cd to current
> directory but still does not work
> > That number of files seems excessive. Does your exchange server run its
> > maintenance tasks each night? Check the event app log for any messages.
> > Also, running the MTACHECK utility may help -- check the exchange docs
> > information on that.
> > --
> > Allan Williams
> > Harding Instruments
> > Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
> > > Exchange 5.5 sp4 (Alpha) NT4 sp6a
> > > My Exchange\MTADATA is increasing with files dbxxxxxx.dat
> > > and I do not know what to do to clean these files
> > > I have files since November 1995 db000001.dat .... to now
> > > (db00005.dat still in use)
> > > There are 65 thousands files
> > > Please what can I do ? may I remove these files ?
> > > Is there an utility to execute ?
> > > > > Hello, a Dbxxxxx.dat file keeps filling in it is now 184MB every
> > > > > minutes this keeps filling with 20MB ! does anybody know the cause
> > > > > this ??
> > > > > I don't see emails arriving at the client computers so i don't
> > > > > it is a mail bomb or something?
> > > > > regards
> > > > > Vincent defour
> > > > > data engineering
> > > > Vincent,
> > > > What version is your server? What is the current service pack level?
> > > > sounds like you have a stuck message in a queue.
> > > > Regards,
> > > > --
> > > > Arlo Clizer
> > > > Exchange MVP
> > > > FAQ located at http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm