Regarding Tigermatt’s Article, titled: Why you shouldn't use PST files posted on 24/10/2009
I would like to ask you some questions because I am newbie to Exchange Server and I am confused.
First of all when I make a backup of my personal folder through Outlook Export option is there any possibility that the exported file is corrupted, even if there is no unsuccessful message?
My Exchange Server 2003 with SP2 has 20 mailboxes and 10 public folders.
What is the type of file that uses Exchange to store all this data?? It can be corrupted or not?
What Mailbox Archiving Does?
As far as I can understand when the data on the mailboxes and on the public folders gets to large, we can use Archiving tools to split the data.
Which is the recommended Mailbox and Public folder limit before we could use an Archiving option?
What we do when the Archived data gets to large too?
I am going to upgrade my Exchange Server. Which version of Exchange Server 2010 supports archiving? Is it compared with Symantec Enterprise Vault or GFI MailArchiver?
Last but not least which is the best backup solution for Exchange ? (Mailboxes and Public Folders)