Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Archive Question

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Archive Question

    I am new at administrating Exchange, I come from a Lotus/Domino Background and so many things are different.
    I just moved all my users over to Exchange in December, i used a conversion program to convert all my lotus mail files to pst's.
    Well all my users have these huge in-boxes and folders and I want to set up archiving to the server versus local, can anyone tell me the easiest way to set this up? I have about 40 users.

    Thanks

  • #2
    Re: Archive Question

    Just use GPOs to disable the archiving prompt and give them plenty of space in their mailboxes!
    Tom Jones
    MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
    PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
    IT Trainer / Consultant
    Ossian Ltd
    Scotland

    ** Remember to give credit where credit is due and leave reputation points where appropriate **

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Archive Question

      Originally posted by Ossian View Post
      Just use GPOs to disable the archiving prompt and give them plenty of space in their mailboxes!

      Won't that make Outlook slow by having such big mailboxes/folders?

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Archive Question

        It depends, it's not so much the size of the mailbox but the number of items in each folder. Microsoft recommends that you have less than 3 - 5,000 items per folder.

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Archive Question

          So if my users have 50 folders with 500 items each in them it is ok?

          Comment


          • #6
            Re: Archive Question

            That seems like it would be fine.

            Comment


            • #7
              Re: Archive Question

              500 items in each folder [I meant]

              Comment


              • #8
                Re: Archive Question

                so if they have 5000 items in their inbox and move all but 500 to a folder that will improve the efficiency?

                Comment


                • #9
                  Re: Archive Question

                  Not neccessarily. Exchange performance is a complex subject and involves many factors. Are you saying that you are currently having a performance problem? If so, read this article:

                  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...EXCHG.65).aspx

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Re: Archive Question

                    not really I am just comparing [probably shouldn't be] to Domino, if the mail files got too big they would corrupt and affect performance

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Re: Archive Question

                      When you converted how big did the PST files get?

                      Exchanges databases are very resilient assuming the hardware is good, I've seen a 500GB 5.5 database running, albeit fairly slowly. PST files are obviously substantially less resilient but they aren't the same type of "database".
                      cheers
                      Andy

                      Please read this before you post:


                      Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Re: Archive Question

                        When I converted the pst's came out about half the size; so that is good.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Re: Archive Question

                          As long as all the info is in there!
                          cheers
                          Andy

                          Please read this before you post:


                          Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

                          Comment

                          Working...
                          X