Re: Ex 2K Standard Edition Database Maintenance (16GB Limit)

  • From: "Tim Bolton" <ltb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 14:28:51 -0600

Just make sure the PSTs don't start going above 2GB, or you will have
trouble with those as well... 

Tim Bolton
Network Administrator
Information Technology Dept. 
Arkansas State Medical Board
Phone: 501-296-1953
Cell: 501-350-4291
Fax: 501-296-1805 

-----Original Message-----
From: Gregg Dotoli [mailto:gldotoli@xxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2005 2:27 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Re: Ex 2K Standard Edition Database Maintenance
(16GB Limit)

If you are worried about the 16 gig limit and you have enough disk space
for archived email and PSTs. Why don't you start moving the old messages
out of the exchange db and into archives and psts. Just be sure you
backup the PSTs and split them up by month. For each user have a monthly
PST they can reference, may.pst, june.pst ....This could be for their
archives, the don't have to be open , just available for the user.

Start to slowly move mail from the db, to PSTs, to archived psts. 
Training the end users in this process may help, it depends upon the
skillsets of the user base. 

This is more of a process solution, then technical;but it will work.
Document the process,  train the users, help to move to PSTs.

Be sure you can backup the PSTs, they are open files if Outlook is still
holding them.

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