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Managing Exchange 2003 Journaling

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I had setup a journal account on an a Exchange 2003 SP2 server. I have 3 Exchange 2003 data stores being journaled to this server. The journal has grown to 60GB and is practically unmanagable. Can some recommend a best practice solution to managing the size of a journal Exchange server? I do back it up to tape with Backupexec.

How can I reduce the size right now?
I don't think I can back it up  to PST since it is 60GB(maybe going forward I could)
Is there anyway I can back it up to PST now?
Going forward, how can I manage the size and still be able to view the emails in the journal but keep a retention of 1 year.
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by:gupnit
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Hi,
Hope this helps
Thanks
Nitin
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The problem with Else solution is that you need to start with creating 1 PST file. For me to open the journal in Outlook in cache mode would take forever.
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I agree.....100%
Well How about Exporting to PST using ExMerge based upon Monthly Filters !
Let me know
Thanks
Nitin
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I have download ExMerge and ran it last night. It crapped out after 1GB of data into a PST out of 60GB. The only error I saw constantly was "Error copying message with subject". I started it up again but I do not have high hopes. Any suggestions? Should make some changes to ExMerge settings?
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Well, LIke I said in ExMerge use Filters to download Mails for particular fortnight at one time
This way you will have smaller PST Files, I know it will be a tedious task !
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It seems that ExMerge has a limit of 2GB. Is this true? If yes, then that would explain why it craps out on me. Is there any way of using ExMerge that will work on a 60GB journal account? Any other solutions??
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Well look at the latest ExMerge version and u should be fine...and output format
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