Exchange 2013 mailbox size limits - Just for new users

I understand this can be set at a database level. BUT does it then affect existing mailboxes on that database or just new ones created from then on?

I want all newly created users to have a limit. BUT I dont want that applied to existing users. New users we want to go into database 1 but there are already existing users. I dont want to cause chaos by limiting existing users on database 1.

Is only solution to add limits to database 2 and add new users to this DB?
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AkhaterCommented:
I understand this can be set at a database level. BUT does it then affect existing mailboxes on that database or just new ones created from then on?

It affects all users in the DB

you can also change them for each user manually on the mailbox level
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paulfoelAuthor Commented:
akhater - thought that was the case. So better not set because it will affect existing users too.

So I guess only way to ensure new users get these limits is to create a new DB with the quota set?
Or change manually each time a new user is created?
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AkhaterCommented:
Actually you have 3 options

1) Create a new DB (easiest thing to do)
2) Manually Change
3) use the exchange scripting agent which is the best solution but a bit tricky to try / test here
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