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Archiving of an Exchange 2010 database does not generate the expected amount of re-usable whitespace

Created: 14 Aug 2012 • Updated: 29 May 2014
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This was a hot topic recently and a fix from Microsoft is available.

Archiving of an Exchange 2010 database does not generate the expected amount of re-usable whitespace

Article:TECH164949  |  Created: 2011-07-19  |  Updated: 2012-08-14  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164949

Problem

In Exchange 2010, white space is not reclaimed in scenarios where objects are deleted or truncated during Online Defragmentation. This lack of whitespace reclamation includes scenarios with Enterprise Vault where message items are modified into shortcuts, or where items are deleted post-archiving. Customers will notice Exchange database sizes continuing to grow, despite object deletion or truncation having occurred.

Environment

This issue applies to all Enterprise Vault versions that support archiving from Microsoft Exchange 2010.

Solution

Microsoft have resolved this issue and the hotfix is available on request or can be installed as part of Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2010 SP2 . Please review the following Microsoft knowledge article for more information:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2621266

Note:  This will fix any new data added but not clean the dirty pages or whitespace from preexisisting databases.

For more information please review the following Symantec blog article:

http://www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/exchange-2010-whitespace-reclamation

 
 

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Archiving of an Exchange 2010 database does not generate the expected amount of re-usable whitespace

 

 

Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH164949