Exchange 2003 database size question
Our exchange 2003 server is nearing the 75GB database limit so we've done a lot of deleting of old emails (around 10gb!)
The database is still showing 60gb and 10gb (stm and edb files) which is what they were before. I know 'whitespace' is left in the stm file, but I thought the size would have decreased after the online defrag occured overnight? The results of the defrag showed there was only about 100Mb free.
The 10gb of deletions were mainly 'deleted items' so is this not reclaimed? Or does the database size not physically changed and the 'spare' space within it reused?
Its quite difficult to actually see how close you are to the 75Gb limit!