Importing a PST - does it change the size of the mailbox?

Hi guys, when you import a PST does it place all the data into the mailbox or does it just create a link to that file?

I mean if you have a 200mb mailbox and you import a 500mb PST does the mailbox then become 700mb? Or does it remain 200mb with a link to the PST file?
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IT-Monkey-DaveCommented:
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If you import it, it makes the mailbox that much larger.  If you just open it as a PST file with Outlook, it doesn't affect the mailbox.  You would have your regular mailbox, and access to the contents of the PST, but they would not mix.  They don't mix until you do an actual import.
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NetfloCommented:
Hi,

It places all the data into the mailbox. The same reason you do a mailbox export to create a copy of the mailbox, size included. Archiving also moves the data out of the mailbox, to alleviate DB storage.

Hope that helps answer your question.
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amaru96Author Commented:
Thanks for the info guys. Clears things up.
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