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Master Geek

# 42628 8-Oct-2009 00:55
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I have a large exchange 2003 database, 35gb+ and offline defragging stays at 5%. Error check is fine. Any ideas?

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Ultimate Geek


  # 262324 8-Oct-2009 09:46
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Do you have enough free space on the drive? You'll need at least the size of the database, plus a bit more free. >40GB free should be safe for your DB size.

Also make sure you don't have any AV trying to scan the MDBDATA directory (or wherever your DB is located).

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Master Geek

  # 262345 8-Oct-2009 11:03
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Yep, more than enough space. I will have a look at the AV but I doubt that's an issue. Thanks.


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  # 262949 10-Oct-2009 02:01
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Have you tried using a third-party defragger? Sometimes they work better.

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  # 264179 16-Oct-2009 06:20
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yup ive had O&O defrag do things the windows defrag couldn't or just wouldn't do, I've also used used perfect disk which is also very good

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