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I would just like to find out some basic info on my exchange server and what i shoulod do in order to maintain it and ensure it does not blowup.  

I have a number of different stores that are nearing 6gb, is this too large?  Should I be restricting size of mailboxes??

Also how can i ensure that regular maintenance is happening?  Do I need to ensure that a defrag is happening?  If I have to do a manual defrag, how is that performed.

Thanks in advance for helping a uninformed one....
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6Gb store sizes is not a problem;
With regard to restricting mailbox size, it depends on the circumstances - it's always advisable to keep mailbox users informed about the need to declutter their mailboxes, but sometimes setting limits can be counter-productive; you might set it to warn when a mailbox reaches a certain size, but not to disable send and receive - it depends on your environment.
You can schedule a task to run at a quiet time for your server - whether its defrag or any other process;
In the exchange system manager, you can set schedules to do cleanup and mailbox management
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where in system manager can i see and set the schedule??  Is there a way i can see the last time a defrag was run on the server?   I understand that their should be a automatic maintanence of exchange, i just want to ensure it is running.

Is there a certain size a store should max out on??  Does making multiple stores make any sense??  I just inherited this server and I am finally trying to get a full grasp on it.

Thanks!
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For scheduled management, go to ESM / administrative groups / xx administrative group / servers / and right-click on the servername - mailbox management tab
For setting deletion policy and mailbox limits, go to ESM / administrative groups / xx administrative group / servers / servername / storage group / and right-click on the mailbox store you want to edit
See these as well:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997037(EXCHG.65).aspx
http://searchexchange.techtarget.com/tip/1,289483,sid43_gci1188647,00.html
http://www.computerperformance.co.uk/exchange2003/exchange2003_store_groups.htm
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa995785(EXCHG.65).aspx
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-ISINTEG-ESEUTIL.html
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