Exchange Server 2003 Offline Defragmentation

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I would like to run an offline defragmentation on our exchange database. The size of the priv1.edb is 53GB. I understand that to run this offline defragmentation I would require 110% of the 54GB. However I only have 40GB free space. I have no other local disks to run the defrag to. Is there any way round this?

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Yes you can map a drive to another server with enough drive space, then set the temp drive to be that mapped drive letter. It may take longer depending on your bandwidth, but I have done it and it worked fine for me.

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  • PPitcher
    Thanks for the advice. That sounds like a good option. However I am not 100% convinced that we need to run an offline defragmentation at this time. Therefore I will wait until more than 20% of available space can be recovered.
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  • Technochic
    PPitcher, sounds like a good plan. You would want to do this when you can get the best results and the most return, definitely.
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