RE: Exchange 2003, Archiving and PST's

  • From: "John Tolmachoff \(Lists\)" <johnlist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2005 09:01:26 -0700

1. You questions indicate you have little MS Exchange knowledge. It is
extremely important that you understand how Exchange works.

2. There is no such thing as PST files on the Exchange server. Mail boxes
are held in the Information Store, which is a database.

3. Outlook e-mail archiving function, unless there are policies set by the
admin, remove e-mail items from the Exchange Information store and place
them into an archive PST file on the users computer, unless it is configured
for another location.

4. Unless there is a specific need to archive to a per user PST file, (such
as if users desire to keep 6 years worth of messages but the company does
not want to have that large of a Information Store) it is simpler for backup
and disaster recovery to leave the messages on the Exchange server.

John T
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phillip C. Roberts [mailto:proberts@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 7:12 AM
> To: [ExchangeList]
> Subject: [exchangelist] Exchange 2003, Archiving and PST's
> We are in the process of moving from a 3rd party email package to Exchange
> Server 2003.  We currently utilize Outlook as the email client.  My
> questions are these:
> 1.  When we move to Exchange, the user's pst files will reside on the
> exchange server?  The reside within the store?  Is this correct?
> 2.  How does archiving with respect to a pst work within the realm of
> exchange 2003?  When I have the parameters set to archive my pst does the
> archive portion on the pst file take of room in the store?  Or, is there
> archive file that is created and located outside of the exchange server?
> Thanking you in advance for your input into this....
> Phillip C. Roberts
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