what is Zero out deleted database pages?

What is the function of Zero Out Deleted database pages? When create a new storage group in Exchange 2003.
ITS-ADMINAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

hodgeyohnCommented:
When an item is deleted (such as a mailbox, folder, message) from the
Exchange database, the database pages are simply marked as unused. Page
zeroing is a more secure way of deleting - it overwrites the database pages
occupied by deleted items using specified character. Page zeroing occurs
during Exchange backups (if configured), and as one can image - it takes
more resources.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
ITS-ADMINAuthor Commented:
Awesome.  Thank you for the quick response.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Exchange

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.