Exchange 2007 Journal Mailbox Sizes
Posted on 2008-10-29
I have Journaling set on my Exchange 2007 Server. There is not limit currently set on the maximum mailbox size for this mailbox. I am concerned that the mailbox size will get too large as I have ALL mail going into this mailbox for journaling reasons. (I need to archive all of my mail, not just mail from certain users using different journaling rules.)
I need to know the best practice for archiving my "archive". I run daily backups so getting them on tape is no problem. I had read that one person was creating a new journal mailbox each month (October2008, November2008, etc.) and changing the pointer of the journal mailbox as each month passes. My issue with this is that I have to then create a user in AD for this mailbox to exist. After a year, I don't want 12 random users sitting in my AD.
I could be going about this the wrong way. Please tell me the best practices for doing this.