Hello All and thank you in advance.
We are in the process of migrating the server infrastructure of a 50 user client to an ESXi cluster with Win Server 2012R2, Exchange 2013 and a Netapp FS2220 for datastore storage.
The current set up consists of a variety of 2003 - 2008 server, Exchange 2007 (about 220GB of mailbox storage +30GB of public folders ) and Enterprise Vault 7 for archiving. The users access their archived emails through an Outlook addon and the archived size is about 650GB.
Apparently after talking with Symantec this edition is not supported any more and we have to go to a series of upgrades until we reach the current version which is also very costly.
One of our thoughts is to import the archived emails to Exchange 2013 and create large mailboxes.
From my researched I saw that Exchange 20013 database can handle 2TB database with no issues and 100GB mailboxes.
What I would like to know is how would this work in a production server.
Is exchange going to perform poorly?
Are we going to have any backup performance issues?
In general any thought on the pros and cons or even different suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for your help and time!