Perform offline defragmentation

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Data Protection Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Data Protection Manager

Most Microsoft Exchange maintenance tasks should have no adverse affect on performance or data protection. However, special considerations apply when you are performing offline database defragmentation on Exchange servers that are protected by System Center 2012 – Data Protection Manager (DPM).

Offline defragmentation involves using the Exchange Server Database Utilities (Eseutil.exe), an Exchange Server utility that you can use to defragment, repair, and check the integrity of Exchange server databases.

If you must perform an offline defragmentation, you should perform a synchronization with consistency check for protected storage groups when defragmentation is complete.

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