I'm looking for solutions to manage an ever-increasing exchange public data store. Right now it's at about 10Gb but it's always going to be getting bigger. The fear is that the larger it is, the more prone to corruption and data loss. We had a consultant that suggested "Email Extender" which is supposed to solve the size problem but it's a $14k solution. I'm wondering if anyone has a better solution.
I thought one way would be to upgrade exchange so I could get multiple data stores. Their data is organized by year and could easily be logically separated into different DBs.
Additional details: Single server running SBS 2003 SP2. 12 clients.