Outlook 2007 - how many archive folders (PST's) can I use?
Posted on 2010-09-13
One of our customers has a large number of PST's which he needs indexed in his main profile in Outlook 2007.
Each PST is weighting approx 2-4 GB with total of almost 40 GB (apart from his caches OST which weights almost 10GB and is managed by Exchange 2007).
Needless to say that the outlook is extremely slow, and although it's a new PC with lots of RAM and CPU available, it's still a bad experience.
I'm sure there are limits to the Outlook 2007 PST amount and sizes.
Can someone please post the best practice for a situation like the one described here?
- Will it do any good to create another Exch MBX and merge all those PST's into it, and add it as a secondary MBX to the user's Outlook?
- Does 10 GB OST with lots of items in Sent items + Deleted items (30k+) which aren't in the critical path for the best of my knowledge - will decrease performance drastically?
- Is it a good idea to create a 2nd Outlook profile for just the PST's? Will the windows search will index this inactive profile and will allow for quick searches when the user will open it?
- Does Outlook 2010 will suit better for this kind of heavy uses?
BTW, the os is WInXP.
Thx in advance