Archiving old 2003 exchange data using exmerge or something better?
Posted on 2011-04-21
I'm trying to archive data using exmerge. Some user mailboxes are 10 to 15gb, and the store is approaching 65gb in total on 2003 small business server. I've tried running exmerge to backup the entire files before then going through and archiving off specific date ranges. It maxes out at 2gb file sizes which isnt very helpful. Particularly as i ask it to archive a 14gb mailbox, it sticks at 2gb, carries on running for 2 further hours and then states success! This leaves me nervous about running an actual archive and delete operation, as I don't know what the size of the data is between given date ranges on any of the mailboxes. I wouldnt want to guess year 2009 is less than 2gb, start the process, it sticks at 2gb and carries on deleting from the mailbox reporting success at the end!
Maybe theres an updated version of exmerge which can handle greater than 2gb files? 2gb is not the limit of a pst anymore so it would be very useful. Or maybe there are other tools I can use?
Any help on best practice here would be useful.