William Lefkovics, MCSE, A+
Quote:> We have over 2000 xxxxxxxx.dat files in our server's MTADATA folder. I'm
> trying to find out what they are for and how to reduce the number of them.
> Some are from clear back in 1997.
*** MAKE A COPY OF THE MTADATA DIRECTORY. ***
Do it NOW, before you go any further.
Run "MTACHECK /V /f <file>". Are there fewer files?
If you have only a single server in a single site, or if you're sure
that messages are moving smoothly between the servers in the site, or
between the sites, and there are no directory replication problems,
THEN run "MTACHECK /V /RD", "MTCHECK /V /RP" and "MTACHECK /V /RL" to
remove any directory replication messages, public folder replication
messages, and link monitor messages from the MTA. Now are things
If not, then remove the *really* old DB*.DAT files that have names
that are ABOVE "DB000030.DAT" Do NOT remove files with names
"DB000001.DAT" through "DB00002F.DAT" (those are probably the ones you
see with date from 1997). These represent the various message queues
and database management files needed to run the MTA.
With the really old and (we hope) unnecessary files removed, run
"MTACHECK /V /f: <file>" again. If the database comes up clean you can
restart the MTA.
If the MTA won't restart you can put back the contents of the MTADATA
directory back from the copy you made before you started.
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP
MS Exchange FAQ at http://www.swinc.com/resource/exch_faq.htm
Hello, a Dbxxxxx.dat file keeps filling in it is now 184MB every 20 minutes
this keeps filling with 20MB ! does anybody know the cause of this ??
I don't see emails arriving at the client computers so i don't know if it is
a mail bomb or something?