troubleshooting Question

Running Outlook in Cache model or not

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 I have SBS2011/Exchange Server 2010 and Outlook 2013.
 I have been enabling Cache mode whenever I set up Outlook on user computers for safety just in case Exchange Server (20 mailbox database > 200GB in size) crashes  or not available for extended period of time.
 The downside of that is, from time to time, local copy file gets corrupted as some user mailbox size exceeds 20GB. (I know max size for OST is 50GB) Sometimes it takes a long time to open Outlook (maybe because Outlook has to sync its local contents against Exchange Server before opening Outlook?).
 Whenever the problem occurs, I simply delete existing OST file and re-open Outlook so that new OST is created. The inconvenience is that users complain that they can't perform search until indexing to complete.

When you perform a search in Outlook, does it make a difference whether Outlook is running in Cache mode or not?
 I just like to get know how other experts are managing Outlook data.
Ibrahim Benna
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