How to resolve unexpected growth of EDB or/and STM Files

Author:

Yuval Sinay MVP

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SYMPTOMS

The EDB or/and STM Files may grow unexpected.

CAUSE

 
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.
 
 
 
 
 

RESOLUTION

 
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
the software.
 
 
Option 5: Hardware problem:
 
Research for hardware problem in the server disks or/and Raid adapter.
 
 
 

MORE INFORMATION

 
XADM: Troubleshooting a Rapidly Growing Information Store
 

 
Top support issues for the Exchange information store
 

 
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Article ID: 555360 - Last Review: 14 Feb 2017 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition

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