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PST files on the network - 26.Aug.2003 2:41:00 PM   
What are peoples' views on having users PSTs on a network location?

Any problems / recommendations / tips / tricks?

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RE: PST files on the network - 26.Aug.2003 3:58:00 PM   


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I guess it depends on what the users use the PSTs for. Do they use them for simply organizing mail, pulling them out of their Inbox and into a PST file. If so, you can have each users PST files in their Home Folders so you don't have to worry about permissions issues. This then allows you to back the users PST files up with the server backup.

We have a lot of laptop users and their PST files are placed in a designated folder on their hard drive, then when they run the pre-configured backups to CDRs, their PST files and other user specific informaiton gets backed up.

One thing to remember is that PSTs have a file size limit of 1 Gb, so you need to warn your users of this so they don't corrupt their PSTs and send you running to fix them.

Just another angle..

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RE: PST files on the network - 26.Aug.2003 8:16:00 PM   
Henrik Walther


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Hello Markt,

If you ask me I would say:

Only use .PST if you need to!

If you have plenty of storage space on the exchange server why not use it ?

If not you should place the .PST files on a network location contra locally on client machine, among other things this would make backup solution simpler.

Mobile users normally need to have the .PST file locally.

If your network transfer speeds sucks, it could also be a good idea to place locally.


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