What is the Recommended Storage Technology for a Large Mailbox Database

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What are the maintenance required in mailbox databases?

The database size is 200 GB and the disk space is filling up very quickly. Usually we are doing offline defrag and consistency check of the databases in the time period of six to nine months. But because of the huge size of the database it is not easy to do this. Enterprise Vault is used for archiving the e-mails.

The free disk space is fifteen GB and we have ran offline defrag.

It gave us twenty GB free space from two storage where we had done the offline defrag.

The archiving policy changed to three months from twelve months and we got lot of space back.

Is there any online application which can do this?

Please help me get out this problem.

Thanks in advance.

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What is the Recommended Storage Technology for a Large Mailbox Database


There are a lot of storage technologies available when you are using the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. It gives you a wide variety of these. I will tell you briefly about them. You can choose what best suits your system and what fulfills your needs the most.

Serial ATA

These drivers tends to be a bit slower than the SCSI and fiber Channel , but it supports large sizes as you were asking. You should better check the RPMs that is provided by the manufacturer before making a final decision.

Serial Attached SCSI

This is a high precision and performance disk. It has a speed of 3 GBs/s. It is ideal for maintaining the backups.

Internet SCSI

this is the only technology out there that supports network based concepts when using exchange server 2007.

Fiber Channel

This technology is often used in fiber optics cables where SAN is used. Its speed is measured in gigabits and is an excellent candidate for storing large data data consolidation and management. When you use it you should better ask your vendor for the optimal configuration

RAID Selection
This storage is highly recommended for all type of servers. There is a whole list of RAID types from which you can choose of.


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