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

  • From: "Gregg Dotoli" <gldotoli@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 13:27:01 -0700

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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