RE: Public Folders - what is the Limit?

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:18:46 -0400

You won't want to replicate more PF's or content than can be replicated in
the default 15 minute time period as a best practice.  Be more selective of
the content you replicate between sites if you can and try not to let your
PF's become your file system/DFS system ;)
 
One other thing: keep in mind that restoration of Public Folders is a bear.
I'd much rather hack my left foot off with a dull rusty spoon than restore a
public folder if given the choice.  If restoration is something that will
occur, then DFS or straight file share is a better way to go.  If you just
want to share information that is common and often read only and easily
replaceable, among mail clients then public folders meets this requirement. 
 
Al    

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From: Knutsen, Vicki [mailto:vickik@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 1:50 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Public Folders - what is the Limit?


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Al
What are replication limitations - can you expand on that a little bit more?
Vicki

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From: Mulnick, Al [mailto:Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 2:54 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Public Folders - what is the Limit?


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Theoretically, yes there is a limit to the number of PF's you can have.
I've seen many thousands (tens of thousands for that matter) of PF's and it
*works*.  The key to keeping it usable is organization. You have to keep it
organized and stay on top of it.  One of the best things you can do is limit
the number of top level folders you have since it's harder to prevent users
from creating them like they do files :)  Replication limitations and common
sense are your best guides.
 
Conflict resolution kicks in.  The last one usually wins, but if the
conflict occurs, the owner(s) of the folder gets a conflict notice.
 
You may want to use files or even sharepoint if document conflicts are a
potential issue.
 
-ajm

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From: Knutsen, Vicki [mailto:vickik@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 5:26 PM
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Subject: [exchangelist] Public Folders - what is the Limit?


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Is there a limit to the number of public folders or the amount of data that
can be stored in Public Folders - (other than physical limitations of hard
drive, etc)

What happens when someone wants to edit a document that is in a public
folder - or two people try to edit at different times - then synchronize
Outlook - do they overwrite what the other person may have put in?

Vicki Knutsen 
Information Systems Administrator 
Northwest District LCMS -  <file://www.nowlcms.org> www.nowlcms.org 
1-888-693-5267 ext 129 

Prov 16:9 
9       In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his
steps. (NIV) 


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