RE: BE disk config

  • From: "Lara, Greg" <GLara@xxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 14 Sep 2004 12:41:48 -0400

This sounds like a test question. Here's how I'd do it:

"C" drive = 2 x 18 mirrored
"D" drive = 2 x 36 mirrored
"E" drive = 8 x 72 RAID 5 (or)
"E" drive = 4 x 72 RAID 5 x 2 (RAID 5+1, that is mirrored RAID 5 drives)

The last option is the most secure, and costly, cutting your possible
database storage in half, and is probably a little over the top for your

Install your system and boot files on C, Exchange logs on D, private and
public databases on E. Drive lettering for D and E could be interchangeable.

Greg Lara

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-----Original Message-----
From: Monika Rabarison [mailto:monika.k.rabarison@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, September 14, 2004 12:19 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] BE disk config

Hi all,

I will have 15000 users and one BE server.
What would be the best configuration for the
(8 x 72 GB, 2 x 36 GB, 2 x 18 GB) disks on the BE?



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