RE: understanding storage groups, stores, and exchange databases

  • From: "Mark Fugatt" <markfu@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2005 14:27:37 -0000

Standard can only have 1 Mailbox Store and 1 Public Folder Store

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-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 10 January 2005 14:17
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] understanding storage groups, stores, and
exchange databases

Hi guys,

Can anyone shed light on this official Microsoft description of Exchange
2003 editions:

According to this page, in the table labeled "Choose Your Edition" the
Standard Edition can have 4 storage groups, with 5 databases per storage
group.  But then the next row states that there is a limit of 1 mailbox
store database per server.  So what am I missing?

Can I have 20 mailbox store databases on the server (4 SG's with 5 DB's
per SG) or just one?  There seems to be some fine print here that I am
just not seeing.

Any pointers to a desription of the difference between "databases" and
"mailbox store databases" (and MAPI and Public Folders) would be most
helpful, the more detailed the better (more info than found in KB 258509

best regards

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