Sun Java System Messaging Server 6.3 Administration Guide Check Hardware Space

A message store should have enough additional disk space and hardware resources. When the message store is near the maximum limit of disk space and hardware space, problems might occur within the message store.

Inadequate disk space is one of the most common causes of the mail server problems and failure. Without space to write to the message store, the mail server will fail. In addition, when the available disk space goes below a certain threshold, there will be problems related to message delivery, logging, and so forth. Disk space can be rapidly depleted when the clean up function of the stored process fails and deleted messages are not expunged from the message store.

For information on monitoring disk space, see 20.11.5 To Monitor Disk Space and 27.7 Monitoring the Message Store.