Size limitation for the archiving mailbox

For enabling mail archiving on Exchange 2010, can we prevent user to delete any emails on the archiving storage ?

Alternatively, is there any better way if we want to ensure that we need to keep emails for at least 7 years ?  Is there any size limitation for the archiving mailbox ?

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Saif ShaikhServer engineer Commented:
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Hi,

By default, in Exchange 2010, the archive warning quota is set to 45 gigabytes (GB) and the archive quota is set to 50 GB.

As Ed mentioned,please try to increase the archive quota for test:

Set-Mailbox -Identity "user" -ArchiveQuota xxGB -ArchiveWarningQuota xxGB

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee633489(v=exchg.141).aspx

Question :can we prevent user to delete any emails on the archiving storage ?
Answer : You can use litigation hold feature in exchange 2010.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
But can I setup an archiving mailbox up to any size that I want, providing that I have enough disk space.

Is it possible to setup read access on the archiving mailbox while user can perform anything on production mailbox copy ?

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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
You can change the maximum allowable size after the archive mailbox has been created, just like you can change the maximum size limit on any other mailbox.  As far as I know you can't, however, give the user read-only access to his/her own archive mailbox. The user has to be the mailbox owner and therefore their access permissions can't be limited to read-only or the archiving process wouldn't work.
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Saif ShaikhServer engineer Commented:
There is nothing more to do permissions wise.
Just add the archive mailbox as an additional mailbox in Outlook.

Here is a demo of it on a Technet blog:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/ilvancri/archive/2010/06/21/shared-mailbox-and-archive-q-amp-a.aspx
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