Archive mailboxes in Exchange 2010 SP1
Posted on 2010-09-13
I notice that Exchange 2010 SP1, just released, has the ability to host archive mailboxes on different databases to the production mailbox? Perfect for us, since we were looking into some sort of archiving solution and now have a reason to move to Exchange 2010!
I'm not entirely sure how this would work though and had some questions I was hoping an expert could answer.
1. When the user account is created and mail-enabled, the archive mailbox location is set. But what about existing mailboxes, how do we deal with them?
2. From a user's perspective, will they actually have 2 mailboxes they can see in their Outlook profile, and we have rules set up to move items from one location to the other?
3. Or, is this true archiving in that that the original item "appears" to be in the original mailbox, but it's really just a pointer to the location of the archive mailbox?
4. Does this feature require any sort of plug-in to Outlook, or client we need to install?