Triming large <CA name>.edb file.

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by Pandit, Jan 11, 2004.

  1. Pandit

    Pandit Guest


    I would like to know how to remove/trim the content
    of the Window Server 2003 CA's <name>.edb under

    Thank you,
    Pandit, Jan 11, 2004
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  2. Pandit

    Brian Komar Guest

    The file name is based on the CN= name of the CA when you install the CA.
    Why would you want to trim the name in any case??

    Brian Komar, Jan 11, 2004
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  3. certutil -deleterow can be used to remove failed requests or expired certs
    from the database.

    It can also be used to remove any row from the database table.

    Afterwards, the certsvc service could be shutdown and esentutl.exe can be
    used to compact the database file and recover disk space.

    A full cert server database backup (backup the "system state") should be
    made *before* and after attempting to remove rows to shrink and compact the


    Vishal [MSFT]
    Vishal Agarwal[MSFT], Jan 12, 2004
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