[THIN] Re: OT: Exchange upgrade

SP2 for Exchange 2003 will change the 16GB limit to 75GB. This is due in
the Autumn (Fall).
May affect your thinking.
Nick

        -----Original Message-----
        From: Matthew Shrewsbury [mailto:MShrewsbury@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
        Sent: 08 July 2005 21:25
        To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [THIN] OT: Exchange upgrade
        
        

        I'm considering my exchange upgrade options. I currently running
Exchange 2000 (I own Exchange 2003 Standard). I am expecting to hit my
16GB limit in 1st quarter next year so I am trying to plan an upgrade to
deal with that. The current server is a little old and needs upgrading
ideally too. My users are currently less then 90 but expect to double by
next year. 

         

        Options:

        1) Exchange cluster

                    Ideally I'd like a lot more redundancy in Exchange
as it is so mission critical. So a cluster might be justifiable. 

                    I can only cluster Exchange 2003 Enterprise?

                    IMF won't work on a cluster so that is a
disadvantage

        2) Add a second Exchange server and move some mail boxes to the
new server (keep each database below 16GB)

                     Can you add a second Exchange 2003 Standard edition
in the same site and use one as a bridgehead for all incoming emails? 

        3) Upgrade to a single server with Exchange 2003 Enterprise

                    

         

        Any suggestions or answers to my Exchange questions would be
most helpful. Thanks!! 

         

        Matthew Shrewsbury, MCSE+Internet MCSE 2000 CCA Server+

        Senior Network Administrator

         

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