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knawaz

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Hi,
I have exchange 2003 in my company, in our exchange server the database *.edb size is increasing daily basis so how can i shrink the database size. plz reply
 
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Have people do maintenance on their mailboxes or you will do it for them.
 

knawaz

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Hi Rockn,

we have reduce the size of number of users .ost file but still *.edb size is same, it is not reflecting on it.
 
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A OST file reduction will do nothing to reduce the size of the exchange mailboxes. Users need to realize that everything they store in Outlook causes the Exchange server databases to grow. This is every folder from the inbox to the calendar. Tell people to either archive old data to a PST file or delete messages they no longer need. Inbox, sent items....EVERYTHING
 

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Every company I've never worked for has had Exchange storage limits in place. On company limited users to just 100MB of data.

It seems a bit strange that an Exchange administrator would classify themselves as "Computer Illiterate". If you're really totally unfamiliar with Exchange, I suggest you either outsource the administration of the system or go with a Microsoft provided Exchange solution.

http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/en-us/exchange-online-hosted-email.aspx
 
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Put restrictions in place up front and make sure there will be no exceptions (except the owners or higher up muckety mucks so they can feel importatnt) and set a cleanup policy that will prune mailbox stores if they do not do it themselves. It doesn't pay to be nice if you are the admin, people will eventually walk all over you.
 
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