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Defrag of Exchange running for 24hours

By trtjj ·
We are running Exchange 2000 std. We reached the 16gb limit. After modifying the registry to allow exchange to run, I had all 70 users create PSTs and archive all email up to 6 months ago. I started my defrag last night at 5pm and it is still at 40% tonight 10pm. 29 hours later. does it usually take this long??? Please help

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by Jaqui In reply to Defrag of Exchange runnin ...

every time the file system is accessed by the server it causes defrag to restart.
shut down the system from being a server, lock out all network access, then try.

log file additions for any app running cause restart*.
opening a file causes restart*.
shutting down an app causes restart*.

* of defrag

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by a.grogan In reply to Defrag of Exchange runnin ...

You need to make sure that the filesystem has about 110% of the size of the database free - or the defrag will either not work or freeze.

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