ESEUTIL Usage Recomendation
I have a private store that was purge of around 40 gigs of messages.
Obviously I'll like to shrink the db.
Is eseutil the best way to do this?
Following link will be usfull
Repairing Exchange databases with ESEUTIL - when and how?
In Exchange 2000 Server and Exchange Server 2003 Eseutil in Repair/Integrity
Mode Incorporates /X and /V Options
Use the Eseutil Utility to Detect File Header Damage in Exchange 2003
http://support.microsoft.c...Eseutil and switches
We have one E2K Standard server. DB is approaching 15GB and needs defragging.
Eseutil resides on C:\ The DB resides on D:\ There is not enough space on C:\ for the temp file.
What would be the exact syntax to defrag the DB and direct the temp file to D:\ ?
My best guess at the command line would be:
C:\>eseutil /d D:\DB.edb /t D:\TEMPDFRG.edb
Thanks for the help
There should be no space after /t.
dan p wrote:
> We have one E2K Standard server. DB is approaching 15GB a...Running eseutil
I ran the esetutil last night on my exchange 2003 server, it took over 13
hours to run because the temp file is being copied over the network to
another system with enough hard drive space, my question is I had to stop the
eseutil from finishing because users needed to get back on the server so when
I restart the process does it start from where it left off?
I don't think so. How big is your EDB? I personally would stop IS then
copy the EDB to a server with good processors and memory and sufficient
disk space. Copy the ESEUTIL plus necessary DLL's (there is...eseutil /d #2
Can anyone provide me with a script which will automatically dismount an
information store, defrag and then mount information store again.
Our exchange are "crashing" almost once every 2 days for some reason and I
have been told that running eseutil /D once a month maybe could help the
Thanks for any reply
On Tue, 2 Aug 2005 21:12:23 +0200, "Peter Jensen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Can anyone provide me with a script which will automatically dismount an
>information store, defrag and then mount info...ESEUTIL
I want to run defrag against the priv and pub.edb
databases and wanted to be sure the correct switches were
used. I am going to run a full backup of the server prior
to starting this. The Exchange database is on a different
drive then the application. I did copy the eseutil to the
same drive as the database(E drive). I want to defrag it
then used the new compacted database in place of the
current. Is this the correct syntax:
e:\exchsrvr\bin\eseutil /d e:\exchsrvr\mdbdata\priv.edb
I was a little unclear using the /t switch. is that only
used if you want to rename the temp.edb file cr...eseutil /p
I'm using eseutil with the /p parameter in order to
preserve a copy of the original database.
I am also also using the /t parameter in order to direct
the temp database to another server (cos ive not enough
disk space in my original server).
My question is, when the operation is over the new
compacted database will be stored in the default filename
of Exchsrvr\bin\tempdrfg.edb. will this be stored in
location that ive specified using the /t parameter or will
it store it back on the original exchange server (where
ive not enough disk space)
Also any ideas about how long it will ...Isinteg and Eseutil
I want to do some maintanance on my private information stores, they average
about 20 GB. This is Exchange 2003. Which tool do I wan to run first?
I am assuming I want to run eseutil first. Then followed by isinteg.
Does anyone have a approx time that it will take these two tools to run on a
20 GB store file.
"Sabo, Eric" <SaboEric@discussions.microsoft.com> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
>I want to do some maintanance on my private information stores, they
> about 20 GB. This ...Abnormal program termination while using "eseutil /d"
I tried to defrag our public folder server (Exchange 5.5, SP4; WINNT
4.0 SP6a) because of a big database (near 185 GB, available space on
Disk = 203 GB)
Because of the size I used a Remoteserver to store the temp defrag
Database (Free Space on the remote Disk are 273GB).
To run the defragmention I used the following command:
--> eseutil /d /ispub /tg:\REMOTESERVER\Pub_defr.edb /p
At about 90% of defragmentation (166GB) "eseutil" terminated and wrote
the following information:
Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) Server Database Utilities
Copyright (C) Microsoft Cor...eseutil /?
What is the eseutil switch to restore only some of the log files and still
be able to restore more of the logfiles later?
I'm running Exchange 2000 SP3 with latest rollup
eseutil /g -- this checks file integrety
eseutil /cc -- this seems to restore all the log files and put the databases
into a clean shutdown state ready for mounting
eseutil /r -- not sure how this is different from eseutil /c
eseutil /d -- this defragments the databases
eseutil /p -- this repairs a database (usually causing data loss)
is this an actual DR situation? what are you needing to do? if...Eseutil problems
Hi there. Im having some trouble with eseutil . My
exchange is down coz of inconsistent data but after i do
an intergrity check and a repair , it start working. but i
cannot open attachements. If i try to do a defrag , i get
several error messages like , "Illegal duplicate" key for
the first time and "bad signature for a log file " in the
somebody pls assist with some tips.
You also need to run "isinteg -s <servername> -fix -test alltests
Run that over and over until you get 0 errors, 0 fixes.
The syntax is the same with 5.5 sans t...After eseutil
Did run eseutil, all fine, spared 400 MB ?? well that is not such a help.
Is there something more than eseutil to get the database smaller ?
that's means that's all the whitespace there was in your database...nothing
else to do...what is the issue? what version Exchange?
"Eric" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Did run eseutil, all fine, spared 400 MB ?? well that is not such a help.
> Is there something more than eseutil to get the database smaller ?
> kind regards
>...Assistance with ESEUTIL ans ISINTEG on Exchange 5.5
I need to perform some maintenance on a exchange 5.5 server.
My users are complaining about speed, etc...
First, GOOD BACKUP!
Second, Take down all MS Exchange services
Third, I want to run "ISINTEG -s EXCHANGE -FIX" correct? This will
hopefully fix ant integrity issues. I am told to run it over and over until
it comes up clean..
Once the integrity check is clean...
Fourth, I run these three:
eseutil /d /ds
eseutil /d /ispriv
eseutil /d /ispub
If all goes well...
Finally, startup MS Exchange services..
This is my plan. Any suggesstions? Comments?
1) GOOD BA...results of eseutil /p
eseutil completed ok. However, during it's operation,
some error messages were appearing. Are these error
I ran eseutil using following command:
<d:\priv.edb_path> /td:\repair.edb /x
Example of one of the error:
ERROR: error -1603 at line 5006 of G:\ese97
Where does "G:\ese97\src..." is from? There is only c and
d partion on the server.
Why is there no free on c partition, shouldn't it be using
Just trying to understand how eseutil works. Any help
would be appreciated.
Defraging exchange 2000 servers.
Is it a Microsoft Best Practice to reboot server, or when eseutil defrag and
isinteg is complete, just mount the database and you're fine?
Does MS publish kb article that states reboot is best practice?
Please let me know. thx
You don't need to reboot. However, the bigger question is why are you are
running eseutil and isinteg? Day to day operations should not really require
the use of these tools.
"bkw" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Defra...Eseutil /Y
Do the exchange services need to be stopped in order to use the eseuitl /Y?
If on a dismounted store (an old recovery storage group that I am using) it
tells me that is cannot access the file because it is in use by another
Databases must be dismounted, or IS down, when running any eseutil...depends
on version of Exchange...but I've never heard of the /y switch...what are
you attempting to do?
Susan Conkey [MVP]
"Tyson" <Tyson@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Do the ex...eseutil problem #2
I ran eseutil to defrag one of the databases on exchange 2000 server but it
kept returning out of diskspace error. I've used /t switch to point the
temp defrag file to a disk where it has ample amount of disk space and the
freespace on the database drive is at least 110% the size of the database.
I noticed that the c drive was filling up with a temp edb file eventhough I
specifically told eseutil to put the temp edb some place else. Please help.
Works fine here.
Can we see full unedited command line?
A Lee wrote:
> I ran eseutil to defrag one of the databases on exchange 2000 ser...File locked error when running eseutil
Small client - two people sharing a calendar. They had a power outage and the
Information Store is corrupted. No backup. Unable to mount the Information
Trying to use eseutil to recover from a "dirty shutdown". When using the
eseutil command with /r I get a 1032 "file locked" error. I have tried going
into services and stopping all Microsoft Exchange services and I still get
the error. Even tried using MSConfig to turn off all services and rebooted,
but still getting the 1032 error. No antivirus software installed.
How do I get the log files a...Problems running eseutil
When I run eseutil /ml E00 it tells me "no damaged log files were found"
when I run eseutil /ml E00.log it tells me it cant open log file
what command do I believe
My real problem is I cant mount the store.
When you try to mount the store, are you seeing any error messages? How
about in the event viewer's Application log?
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"PP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> When I run eseutil /ml E00 it tell...Questions about ESEUTIL
I have recently inmplemented mailbox limits and forced my users to start
cleaning up their mailboxes and archiving mail from my Exchange 2000 server.
My 100GB Information Store (that's the total size of the EDB and STM files)
has now shrunk to 50GB of actual data and likely contains 50GB of blank
pages. I do weekly online defrags that show that each database has lots of
free space. I will never again be allowing users to freely use all the
mailbox space they wish, so the actual amount of data will stay around 50GB
and the free space in the IS will never get realocated. I believe a...Eseutil versions
Using ESEUTIL.EXE from an exchange 5.5 server the priv.edb repair would hang
at about 40% doing 'eseutil /p ' .
Using ESEUTIL.EXE from exchange 2k the repair completes.
Question: Will repairs to databases using the exchange 2k ESEUTIL and
ISINTEG work when I try to mount them onto Exchange 5.5.
I doubt very much that you will get a 2000 repaired DB to mount again in 55.
I think there are some page upgrades that ocurr.
If you can get the repair to work in the 2000 environment then you could
extract the data to pst and then just do a dialtone scenario ...eseutil utility
When using the eseutil utility on a server 2003 exchange 2003 server,
when you use the dismount store and then from a command prompt type in the
command will the defrag automatically start working and will it shrink the
priv.edb file as well as the priv.stm file?
I just did this the other week. When you type the command in the command
prompt for defrag, it will start. My .stm file did not shrink. But, my .edb
file shrunk from 2.9gb to 2.3 gb. I'm not an expert though, so maybe there
is a way to shrink the .stm file.
> When using th...trying to run eseutil
I have a event error
Category: Database Corruption
Event ID: 467
Information Store (4780) First Storage Group: Database c:\program
Files\Exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub1.edb: Indes FoldersIndex6 of table Folders is
I was informed to run eseutil /g first but unable to get the program to run.
I entered "eseutil /g c:\program files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub1.edb" and get a
error that needs options set. So I enter "eseutil /g c:\program
files\exchsrvr\mdbdata\pub1.edb /t" and still the program does not run. What
am I doing wrong.
On Mon, 7 ...ESEUTIL Advice
I have been searching for clarification on using ESEUTIL and I am hoping
someone may have heard the answer.
I am planning on running the offline maintenance soon on my Exchange
environment. We have about a 320GB Store on a cluster ( its actually 3
different stores, thats just the total) and I expect to get about 60GB of
space back after the defrag - It has never been run in this environment
before (2 years running/and yes, I inherited the network this way)
The powers that be have wanted the option to STOP the utility during the
defrag if the users need access to their mailboxes agai...ESEUTIL Throughput
I realize mileage may vary depending on storage type and server/RAM
specifications, but in general, what type of throughput (in GB per hour or
per minute) should I see when running and ESEUTIL with the /k switch to check
the consistency of a database?
The bottleneck here is first storage throughput and second cpu.
On direct-attached storage (scsi) it could be around 6Gb/hour..... but your
mileage may vary depending on spindles in your storage/scsi platform.
"Doug C." <Doug C.@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote i...how much room for eseutil /d and isinteg doesn't run
IS won't start and I tried to run eseutil /d (after a /p) and I ran out of room
on the drive. First question is did I hurt anything? and second how much room do
I need? priv.edb is 3.5g Can I just delete the 1.5gb file that was created and
Third question: I tried running Isinteg and it keeps sending me back to the
prompt like I had not typed the complete command. I typed "isinteg -pri" . I had
to do this from the \BIN directory, can I assume that exchange knows where to
look (mdbdata) for the store? I have the exchsrvr directory on the F drive.
Win2k running ex5.5.