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|Daily Digest: December 8, 2009|| |
|Archiving, E-Discovery, & Compliance|
|Email, Messaging & Collaboration|
Exchange 2010's database strategy is very interesting. The new Database Availability Groups and the benefits they offer for data protection and quick recovery are striking.
Overall, Microsoft is optimistic that mailboxes will be able to grow to 10GB or more. However, it's unclear how large mailboxes will perform in practice. Several concerns spring to mind:
In a typical scenario, for every 1 TB of primary database storage, perhaps another 3-4 TB of disk space may be necessary for various support capabilities, such as Database Availability Groups. This can quickly translate into a large amount of storage.
All in all, I doubt Microsoft's claims that imply storing TB's of email data online is a simple proposition. ... Bob Spurzem
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