We use cookies on our website to ensure we provide you with the best experience on our website. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies for analytics and personalized content.This website uses cookies. More Information
It seems like your browser didn't download the required fonts. Please revise your security settings and try again.
Barracuda ArchiveOne

How can I accurately measure database white space in Exchange 2010?

  • Type: Knowledgebase
  • Date changed: 3 years ago
Solution #00007405

Scope: 

ArchiveOne Enterprise, all versions

Answer:
In Exchange 2010, Microsoft found that database space was not being reclaimed in several scenarios where items are hard deleted (when the item has been purged from the store). For more information, see How to Accurately Measure Database Whitespace in Microsoft Exchange 2010 in the Barracuda TechLibrary.


After you have followed the article recommendations on resolving the issue with database white space not being reclaimed, you may wish to check going forward that white space is being reclaimed as expected.


The following Microsoft Exchange Team blog discusses the correct way to get an accurate white space figure: Database Maintenance in Exchange 2010


This includes Microsoft's recommendations for reclaiming white space by creating a new mailbox database, moving all the mailboxes and deleting the original database (see the section "How can I reclaim the whitespace?")