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  • loureed4
    loureed4
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    Hello,

    I have just seen an offer where it costs 10 euro per month and the features are:

    1 GB RAM and 25 GB Hard disk.

    I don’t know how much space setting Windows 2008 R2 + Exchange 2010 could take up. Would it be enough those 25 GB ?. It is only for learning purposes, so it is not going to be many mailboxes, hence, not much space in that regard.

    Thanks in advance!

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    joeqwerty
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    A 25GB HDD? That’s probably not going to cut it.

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    wullieb1
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    loureed4;289615 wrote:
    Hello,

    I have just seen an offer where it costs 10 euro per month and the features are:

    1 GB RAM and 25 GB Hard disk.

    I don’t know how much space setting Windows 2008 R2 + Exchange 2010 could take up. Would it be enough those 25 GB ?. It is only for learning purposes, so it is not going to be many mailboxes, hence, not much space in that regard.

    Thanks in advance!

    More than 25GB.

    Why can’t you just host this locally?

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    Ossian
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    #190272

    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    1Gb Ram is also far too low for Exchange – even for a lab, you are looking at 4-8 Gb. You will also need a DC

    For training, get an old server (ebay etc) and HyperV

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    shefi
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    Yes, but looking for prices for a virtual server, and there is some 1GB RAM and 25 GB Hard disk virtual server for 10 euro per month.

    I worked with 1 GB ram in the past when setting a lab Exchange, it is only for learning purposes, so, no real traffic ocurring.

    I live abroad and I need a virtual server in a hosting company.

    Thanks!

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    wullieb1
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    loureed4;289647 wrote:
    Yes, but looking for prices for a virtual server, and there is some 1GB RAM and 25 GB Hard disk virtual server for 10 euro per month.

    I worked with 1 GB ram in the past when setting a lab Exchange, it is only for learning purposes, so, no real traffic ocurring.

    I live abroad and I need a virtual server in a hosting company.

    Thanks!

    I had Server 2000 running on a P1 100MHz system with 32MB EDO ram (I’m sure) but it was unuseable.

    You need to think about what your trying to achieve here. 10Euro per month equates to 120 annually which could pay for a hardware upgrade to your system.

    You really don’t need anything special to run a few VM’s on your system and use that. Its even free to do so.

    Type 2 Hypervisor to run on your Windows/OSX/Linux system

    Server 2012 R2 180 Day Trial

    Exchange 2013 180 Day Trial

    There you go. Nice and easy setup and you are good to go. Play with, break and fix all on your local system with absolutely no dramas or hosting anywhere.

    For your info i have a laptop with 16GB of memory and i’ve had up to 10 VM’s running at the same time quite happily.

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    Ossian
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    Exchange 2010 is 64-bit only, so if you go down the virtualbox route, make sure it will allow 64-bit guest OSes

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    shefi
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    Re: Windows 2008 + Exchange 2010 on the cloud

    Thanks for the invaluable pieces of advice!

    The thing is that in my laptop already home 5 servers, and I would love to expand that, to another “site”, to another physical location.

    That is why I need a virtual server, plus I cannot afford now to pay 100 or 300 euro for an old machine.

    I am looking to place an Exchange 2010 in such virtual machine, to study the DAG part of Exchange, and the sites in Active Directory, if I decide to rent another machine to be a Domain controller.

    Ossian, I sometimes put 1GB for my local Exchanges machines and they work, relatively well, having into account there is no hardly traffic.

    Again: Many thanks!

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