Archiving from a very large journal mailbox
We've got a journal mailbox that has nearly 4.5 million items and is nearly 400GB on an Exchange 2007 server. We targeted it in EV but never got anything in the archive.
About 1/2 hour later, the mail server broke and was queueing all email, even though processor and memory utilization were very low. No problem with disk space either. No errors or warnings in event logs. We stopped the journal archiving task and rebooted the mail server and it started to work again.
We're a bit scared to try again. I couldn't think of any reason EV would cause the server to stop working, but it was quite a coinsidence that the server broke soon after EV tried to get email out of that journal mailbox.
Can anyone think of a reason EV would have caused the Exchange server to stop working? If so, any suggestions on getting the email from this journal mailbox into the archive?