Exchange store ”: The current physical size of this database (the .edb file and the .stm file) is GB. This database has exceeded the size limit of GB. However, the logical free space in this database has not yet been evaluated. Therefore, it is possible that this database contains enough free space to bring its logical size below the maximum size limit.If the logical database size exceeds the maximum size limit, it will be dismounted on a regular basis.

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 9685
Source: MSExchangeIS Mailbox Store
Version: 6.5.7638.0
Component: Microsoft Exchange Information Store
Message: Exchange store ‘<storage group name>‘: The current physical size of this database (the .edb file and the .stm file) is <number> GB. This database has exceeded the size limit of <number> GB. However, the logical free space in this database has not yet been evaluated. Therefore, it is possible that this database contains enough free space to bring its logical size below the maximum size limit.If the logical database size exceeds the maximum size limit, it will be dismounted on a regular basis.
   
Explanation

This event indicates that the physical size of the Exchange database is greater than or equal to the limit that you have configured. The text in the event description identifies the database that has exceeded this limit and the current physical size of the database. Although this event indicates the physical size of the database has exceeded the configured limit, the logical size of the database has not been evaluated. The logical size of the database equals the physical size of the .edb file and the .stm file minus the logical free space in each. By default, Exchange Server checks the size of each Exchange database at 5 hours after midnight (5:00 AM).

  • By default, the size limit of each database on a server running Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition is 16 GB. After you install Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2), the default size limit for each Exchange database is 18 GB. Additionally, you can configure database size limits of up to 75 GB per database on servers running Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
  • By default, the size limit of each database on a server running Exchange Server 2003 Enterprise Edition is 8,000 GB. This limit is generally a theoretical limit. The actual limit of an Exchange database is limited based on your server hardware and on the hardware of your storage subsystem. After you install Exchange Server 2003 SP2 or later, you can customize the database size limit to a value up to 8,000 GB.

If you are running Exchange Server 2003 Service Pack 2 or later, you can configure the maximum database size, the threshold at which a warning event is logged, and the time of day at which database sizes are evaluated. For information about how to configure these settings, see “Configure Database Size Limits” in Exchange Server 2003 SP2 Online Help.

   
User Action

No user action is required. However, it is recommended that you review the event log for the following related events.

  • Event ID 9688 indicates that you have reached the threshold you have configured for maximum logical database size.
  • Event ID 9689 and Event ID 9690 indicate that you have exceeded the limit that you have configured for the maximum logical database size.

For information about these user actions that correspond to these events, in Event viewer, click the URL in the event.

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