Best way to reduce exchange database size in growing company
Posted on 2007-04-10
As a growing company, out Exchange mail database is already over 30GB and I anticipate hitting the 75GB barrier in the next 6 months. What techniques or software can I use to keep the database manageable.
Running Exchange 2003 on Windows Server 2003. Upgrading to Exchange 2007 is not an option at the moment.
There will be huge resistance to imposing quotas and/or deleting mail that is over a certain age. I really want to stay away from users having PST files on their computers. I've looked at Symantec Enterprise Vault, which looks like it may work for us, but I don't want to spend the money if there is a better/cheaper solution.