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I cannot mount my Exchange 2000 STD store now that I have reached my 16gig limit. by swankman
Posted: 18 Feb 03

OK,unfortunately I had to find this out the hard way.

One prerequesite for this to work though is SP3.
The first sequence creates a temporary extra 1gig of space for the defrag to work. Remember you need at least 110% more space to run the defrag. So you should have another 19gig worth free space on that drive.

1. Click Start, click Run, and then type Regedt32.exe.

2. Locate the following key in the registry:

nge Server Name>\Private-<long hex string>

3. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then type the following in the
Value name box: "Temporary DB Size Limit Extension" (without the
quotation marks)

4. Select "REG_DWORD" for the Data Type and click "OK".

5. Enter a value of "1" (without the quotes) and click "OK".

6. Close Registry Editor.


1 - Run the offline defrag of priv1.edb ---> eseutil /d <full path to .edb file>.
2 - Re-run the consistency check against the private database files -- .stm and .edb -- using eseutil /mh <full path to database file>.
3 - Once this completes, go back into the MDBDATA directories across all drives and clean out those directories of all log files, chk files and temp.edb files, only leaving the 4 consistent databases (priv1.edb, priv1.stm, pub1.edb, pub1.stm).
4 - Now try to mount the mailbox store.

Good Luck!

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