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How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:24:22 AM   
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I'm running an Exchange 2003 Standard environment, and mailbox sizes are getting out of hand. The client wants end users to manually move old items into archives which are located on a network location. Is this possible?

I know that archives are really just local PST files located on each user's workstation. Perhaps we should create a 'mail' public folder? If so, is there a limit on public folder sizes?

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:34:29 AM   
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Never archive your messages on a network location (not recommended).

Archiving to a public folder is again a difficult task.

Plan your requirement in such a way that in case of disaster you should be able to meet your SLA.

In short Keep It Short and Simple......

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:35:28 AM   
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Why do you say 'never'?

Do you have any other suggestions?

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:45:39 AM   
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Use local harddrive for downloading emails to PST.

The reason why I said Never is bcoz OL Clients will start complaining about Performance issue.

Moving further very high risk of corrupting .pst files.

You decide what you want?

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:46:30 AM   
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why not use a public folder and set a max size limit per user?

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:48:21 AM   
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For better understandings read below.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/297019

http://blogs.technet.com/askperf/archive/2007/01/21/network-stored-pst-files-don-t-do-it.aspx



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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:51:53 AM   
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A mailbox contains private emails.
A public folder is for public use. So if you start using PF then there is no difference between a mailbox and PF, coz entire ORG is reading each others emails.

Now managing a Mailbox is much easiar. In case of disaster you can connect to Mailbox, however you cannot connect to a PF.

And if the PF size is too big then its very difficult.

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 11:53:52 AM   
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I read the links you gave me, thanks, and they made sense.

So what would you recommend as a good solution?

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RE: How to Archive to Network Location? - 30.Mar.2009 12:08:32 PM   
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Local harddrive.

And if your management decides of backing up every workstation once in a week using a remote backup agent. Then you are more safe.

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