Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-03-17

A mailbox database is a database for storing mailboxes. The mailbox database manages the data in mailboxes, tracks deleted messages and mailbox sizes, and assists in message transfers. A mailbox database is stored as an Exchange database (.edb) file.

This topic lists the management tasks that you can perform for mailbox databases, and includes links to topics that will help you complete the tasks. Unless otherwise noted, these tasks can be performed by using the Exchange Management Console or by running commands and scripts in the Exchange Management Shell:

For More Information

For more information about managing storage groups and databases, see Managing Storage Groups and Databases.

For information about managing public folders and public folder databases, see Managing Public Folders.