Exchange Server 2010 - Journaling Maintenance - Best Practices
Posted on 2011-02-24
I have enabled Journaling on Exchange. I have created a Journal mailbox and a Journal Rule to capture all global mail coming in and out for a specific user mailbox. Set this up to test and it is doing what I wanted it to do.
The ultimate goal is to capture all mail for 15 users in the Journal account. Obviously this is going to be a HUGE mailbox. Whats the best way to maintain this mailbox? Should i setup an archive folder and archive the entire mailbox once a year manually? Should I use a third-party app like GFI mail Archiver? Should I simply create a .pst and store?
I need to retain company emails for at least 5 years between thses users even if it includes newsletters, spam, attachments etc. I anticipate the journal account might be about 3- 4 gb a year. I could burn to dvd for storage. Any recommendations on how to handle the journal.