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Outlook 365 Local Archive

Hey all-

I'm hoping someone here could shed some light.  I have several users that are using Office 365 and Microsoft Hosted Email.

The archive size is limited to 50GB and unfortunately, I have a lot of squirrels that I manage.  Does anyone know if I can archive mailboxes to the local machines as opposed to Microsoft's cloud?  I only have a few users that I need to address this with, so I would rather not have to upgrade all 55 users to the package that allows for 150GB archives, as opposed to 50GB.

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8/22/2022 - Mon
Vasil Michev (MVP)

You can certainly export some of the mailbox content to PST files, but that will open a nastier can of worms. PSTs are prone to corruption, insecure and generally speaking outlived, plus you loose on the whole concept of having a single repository. My advice would be to go for the Exchange Online plan 2 license, the $3 extra will hardly make a difference.

Thanks for the advice.  Right now the users are running Microsoft 365 Business Standard.  To get to Exchange Online 2 I would have to go to Office 365 E3, is that what you're seeing as well.

I don't have a problem bringing that to the client as it will make my life easier as well.  I just want to get my ducks in a row first.

Thanks again!

Vasil Michev (MVP)

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