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Should I use more then one database in Exchange 2010?

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Hi,

At the moment I'm setting up a SBS2011 from scratch. The network had about 50 cliënt computers. I was wandering if it is usefull to create and use more then one exchange database? Are there any advantages?
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If it is 50 clients, then one database is more than enough.
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If you only have one database and it breaks/gets corrupted/etc

all mail users are down

If you have a few databases, then only 50%, 25% etc will be without mail

You can also apply limits to a database. In my old job, we had databases according to the mailbox limit, 100mb, 300mb, 500mb, 1gb

although with 50 users it seems a little overkill, but that will depend on how critical email is to your organisation
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Hi,
SBS2011 I think limits you to 1 DB if my memory serves.

Regards

Gordon
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Ok guys, thanks for the advice. I'll stick with one database for now.

@ Gordon, The SBS2011 standards limits to 5 databases according to Microsoft. Thanks for your effort to reply anyway
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