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The EDB or/and STM Files may grow unexpected.
The following list contain the most common reasons for this problem:
1. Large amount of data was send from or/and into the server.
2. Worm or other type of virus may use the mail server to send emails.
3. The mail server are open to relay, and may use for SMTP traffic relay.
4. Backup/Antivirus software may harm the database stability.
5. New users was moved to the mailbox store.
Option 1: Verity correct settings for Antivirus and Backup software:
Recommendations for troubleshooting an Exchange Server computer with antivirus software installed
Overview of Exchange Server 2003 and antivirus software
Issues caused by a back-up or by a scan of the Exchange 2000 M drive
Option 2: Defrag Exchange Databases and verity database integrity:
How to defragment with the Eseutil utility (Eseutil.exe)
XADM: Cannot Determine Free Space Available in Exchange Database
Recovery and Repair for Microsoft Exchange Server
Description of the Isinteg utility
Option 3: Disable unwanted relay operation:
How to Help Secure SMTP Client Message Delivery in Exchange 2003
Option 4: Remove third party software:
Remove third party backup and antivirus software and reboot the server.
Refer to the software manufacture for farther assistant and latest build of
Option 5: Hardware problem:
Research for hardware problem in the server disks or/and Raid adapter.
XADM: Troubleshooting a Rapidly Growing Information Store
Top support issues for the Exchange information store
Article ID: 555360 - Last Review: 14 Feb 2017 - Revision: 1
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