RE: Mailbox Sizes

  • From: Rick Boza <rickb@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Exchange List <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 12:15:24 -0500

Um, did that change in E2K3?  In E2K you could do a straight upgrade from
standard to enterprise versions of Exchange just by running the install.

I¹d check back on that, I am pretty sure you can still upgrade from standard
to enterprise with no pain to speak of other than your budget.


On 11/29/04 12:08 PM, "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> Hi Lloyd,
> The best practice always is to keep the server mailbox size to a manageable
> size, around 100MB to 200MB, and educate the users to start using PST file to
> archive emails for future reference. We have had experiences when you increase
> the mailbox sizes for users, they will always come back for more after few
> months. So, housekeeping is the most important lesson for the end users.
> Ideally, you have to multiply the number of mailboxes by the maximum mailbox
> size allowed. This number should not exceed more than 75 - 80% of your total
> drive size where the Information store is located. If your Information store
> is larger than 16GB, you need to upgrade to Enterprise Edition. However, there
> is no straight upgrade from Standard to Enterprise. You have to start from
> scratch. Preferably by using swing upgrade server.
>  
> Regards, 
> 
> Raj
> 
> 
> From: Lloyd Williams [mailto:Williams@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, November 29, 2004 11:29 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Mailbox Sizes
> 
> http://www.MSExchange.org/
> Are there any accepted best practices out there for the limits of Mailboxes
> sizes.
> Most of our users have 100-200 MB mailboxes. I have a couple of users who
> claim to need 1-2 GB mailboxes. Is there any technological down side to
> allowing this size mail box. In addition it would seem that we will need to
> upgrade to the enterprise version of exchange 2003 to accommodate this (our
> total mail store size would be too close to 16GB  for comfort). Are there any
> issues associated with the switch to enterprise 2003
> Thanks
> Lloyd
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