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Exchange 2010 Archiving Tidbits

June 16, 2011

 

Personal Archiving

  • A Premium feature, (requiring Enterprise CALs) that helps to keep mailboxes within storage quotas
  • Repository within Outlook that is an alternative storage location with the intention of replacing PST’s
  • Benefits include:
    • Outlook 2010 and OWA users can access the archive
    • The archive database can be managed and backed up
    • If the mailbox is removed, the archive is removed too
    • Can be managed through “Move to Archive” policies and the “Default Archive Policy”
    • Archive Warning and Quotas can be set
  • Enable Personal Archive from EMC or EMS
  • If you use EMC, just select mailbox(s) and click Enable Archive from the action pane

Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 Enhancements

  • This is the big one right here, Mailbox and Archive mailbox can be located on separate databases
  • Archive mailbox doesn’t have to be located locally on storage, it can also be located in the Cloud
  • If delegating user access to a mailbox, this will now take affect for the archive mailbox as well

*Patch for Outlook 2007 to view archive is now available with the Office 2007 Cumulative Update for February 2011

  • Warning Quotas can be set and will send a message to the mailbox user if exceeded,
    • RTM Default Warning Quota: Unlimited
    • SP1 Default Warning Quota: 45GB
  • Quotas can also be set and when reached, will prevent messages from being moved to the archive
    • RTM Default Quota: Unlimited
    • SP1 Default Quota: 50GB by Default

Provisioning archive mailboxes
Provisioning archive mailboxes

Diagram taken from the following Microsoft TechNet Article that I highly recommend reading:

Understanding Personal Archives

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