We help IT Professionals succeed at work.

Email Retention Policy

adamhicks
adamhicks asked
on
1,586 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I'm looking for a sample Email retention Policy. We are going to start archiving every email for 10 years. Looking for a sample to help me create our email retention policy.
Comment
Watch Question

Commented:
Are you going to use exchange journaling for this?
if yes then i would suggest taking a weekly backup of the journaling system every friday,
Suppose you have four fridays in a month then take backup on first friday on tape 1, on second friday take the backup on the same tape but append it to tape 1, same for 3rd and 4th week, after which you can retain this tape with month and year.
Next month take a new tape and so on.
Hope this helps.

Author

Commented:
We will be using Exchange journaling, but will be sending information to Barracuda Email Archiver device. Not sure how to do backup of this device? Also I was looking for help developing the actual written policy.

Commented:
The most critical part in such situation is the size to which the journaling pst will be. It is recommended that the journaling pst does not grow larger than 15GB, so it depends on how much time it takes in your scenario to achieve this size, if it gains this size in 10 days then you can take backup on weekly basis just as i had stated above, even if it exceeds that then you can create a new pst and backup both on the weekly backup and so on
This one is on us!
(Get your first solution completely free - no credit card required)
UNLOCK SOLUTION
Unlock the solution to this question.
Join our community and discover your potential

Experts Exchange is the only place where you can interact directly with leading experts in the technology field. Become a member today and access the collective knowledge of thousands of technology experts.

*This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

OR

Please enter a first name

Please enter a last name

8+ characters (letters, numbers, and a symbol)

By clicking, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.