so a question was asked at my work. my co-worked thought that outlook pst files get buggy when the file size reachs around 1 and 1/2 to 2gb size.
I thought that was a limit in outlook 2003, but not in outlook 2010.
then another guy i work with said that if the pst get to around 2gb, you either have a problem with that size of file and the speed of the network ( we have our pst files on a shared drive ). Or if windows is 32bit, then it has a problem with a file that size, where windows 64bit would not have a problem with that size of a file.
Also, now that i think of it, I also thought that pst files were not intended to be used over the network. best practice was to have the pst locally - which is ironic because if you have a large pst local, and the drive crashes, there goes your archived emails. When i think of archives I think of saving your stuff, but you should save it on a network share which is backed up. You have to save it on a local drive that could crash.
Lastly, doesn't the latest version of exchange address this whole pst file thing? I thought it has a different way of managing email archives.