[itdiscuss] Exchange 2003 offline defrag to network drive
jhand at handfamilysite.com
Thu Jan 20 10:07:13 EST 2011
The iscsi will be much faster than the usb 2 connection.
I don't see any major issues with doing what you propose.
On Jan 20, 2011 8:58 AM, "Dayron Daugherty" <ddaugherty at precept.org> wrote:
> After 5 years of our Exchange 2003 implementation our info store size is
> close to not being able to perform an offline defrag on the local
> drives. I have the store limit set to 30GB and even after regular user
> mailbox clean up, monthly scheduled offline defrags, etc. the store is
> 27GB and I suspect given some of the new mailbox size needs we have it's
> going to hit 30 in the next 3 months. I have scripted an offline defrag
> routine to run once a month. I have plenty of room to increase the
> store limit, but then as said I won't be able to perform an offline
> defrag on the local drives.
> I currently have plenty of free space on a SCSI RAID5 set on another
> server. I know I can direct eseutil to use a mapped drive and I'm
> considering mapping a share I create on that RAID5.
> Both the Exchange server and the server I plan to create a share on have
> gigabit connections to the same switch. The switch is not over taxed
> during regular hours, but the defrags occur after hours anyway. So my
> question is does anyone else have any experience with configuring an
> Exchange offline defrag to a mapped drive? If so what issues if any did
> you have? Also would it just be better to connect a USB 2 external hard
> drive for the defrags?
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