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  • 1. Losing connection
    Hi can someone help me please. When I am at home, I would normally VPN onto my server and use Outlook to download my emails from my mailbox. This has always worked. I am having to spoend some time away, and have set up a new ADSL connection with a different ISP. The connection appears to work, in that I am able to get onto the Internet etc., and send/receive emails from my non Exchange mailbox addesses. However, when I try and send/receive using my Exchange M ailbox addresses, the connection to my Exchange server is being lost every few minutes, and I am getting a load of Sync errors. As far as I can tell, the only difference between the two ISP connections is that at my home, I have a fixed IP Address. I have spoken to the new ISP, who says that since I am able to connect to the Internet, the problem is not theirs. Has anyone any ideas please what may be the issues thanks A
  • 2. Event ID 9300: Failed to generate offline Address Book, error '800
    Our Offline Address book fails to generate on our Exchange 2003 SP2 server, we get this message: Event ID 9300: Failed to generate offline Address Book, error '8007202 Can find much on this error anywhere, any ideas?

Deleting and Purging Exchange Mailboxes Does Not Free Up Space

Postby Q2hhcGxhaW4gRG91Zw » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 12:01:01 GMT

Exchange Server 2003.  Windows Server 2003.

I need to free up space on my C: drive so I went into Exchange and first 
deleted, then ran cleanup agent, then purged mailboxes that amounted to 2.46 
GB.  When I started I had 3.55 GB free on my drive.  When I finished I had 
3.33 GB feee.  So not only did I not gain the 2.46 GB of free space, I lost 
some.  What could be going wrong here?
-- 
Dr. Doug Pruiett
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
www.goodnewsjail.org

Re: Deleting and Purging Exchange Mailboxes Does Not Free Up Space

Postby Rich Matheisen [MVP] » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 13:22:57 GMT

On Tue, 30 Mar 2010 20:01:01 -0700, Chaplain Doug




Removing data from the database frees up space inside the database but
it doesn't make the file any smaller. To do that you'd have to run
eseutil with the "/d" option.

You should also look for a 1221 event in the application log to see
how much free space is in the database. That's figure is a
conservative estimate of how much the database will shrink.
---
Rich Matheisen
MCSE+I, Exchange MVP

Re: Deleting and Purging Exchange Mailboxes Does Not Free Up Space

Postby Q2hhcGxhaW4gRG91Zw » Thu, 01 Apr 2010 21:14:01 GMT

Thanks.  I read up on the utility, used it, and freed up about 10GB.
-- 
Dr. Doug Pruiett
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
www.goodnewsjail.org







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