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How to Run Eseutil /D (Defragmentation) in Exchange Server?

Exchange Server Database Utilities (Eseutil.exe) defragmentation command to defragment and compact an Exchange database offline.

To defragment an Exchange database on a mailbox server

1. In the Exchange Management Console, right-click the database that you want to defragment, and then click Dismount Database.

2. At the command prompt, point to the bin location.

3. Type the Eseutil /D command, a database switch, and any options that you want to use. For example, the following command (all in one command) runs the standard defragmentation tool on a mailbox database:

Example:

C:program filesmicrosoftexchange serverbin Eseutil /d c:program filesexchange servermailbox.edb To defragment an Exchange database on a Hub Transport or Edge Transport server

1. To dismount the Queue database, from the Services snap-in, stop the Microsoft Exchange Transport Service.

2. At the command prompt, point to the bin location. Type the Eseutil /D command, a database switch, and any options that you want to use. For example, the following command (all in one command) runs the standard defragmentation tool on a transport Queue database:

Example : Eseutil /d c:program filesexchange serverTransportRolesdataqueuemail.que Note : The default name of the Queue database is mail.que.

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