Exchange Server & Outlook 2003 PST files

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by kevanh, Aug 12, 2005.

  1. kevanh

    kevanh Guest

    Is there a methodology to back up the PST files to the server via
    syncronization ( besides the my documents folder) I am looking for a happy
    medium so if I keep all the files on the server that could bloat the exchange
    database files but I do not want to lose the data in the outlook pst files (
    have multiple users using the same PC & roaming locally & remotely.
    kevanh, Aug 12, 2005
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  2. kevanh

    Kathy Guest

    I would stop using PST files and use Exchange. It's much easier to recover
    deleted messages and users always have access to their mailboxes from any PC
    they log on to.

    If you must use PST files and lose many of Exchange's benefits, you'll need
    to locate them in the users' home folders, not on the local drive and then
    they'll be backed up along with everything else. You can change the PST
    location from Outlook.

    Kathy, Aug 12, 2005
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    I agree with Kathy. Mail doesn't belong in PST files when you have Exchange.
    Keep anything you are about on the server.

    Also note that MS doesn't support accessing PST files across LAN/WAN
    Lanwench [MVP - Exchange], Aug 13, 2005
  4. kevanh

    Rick F Guest

    You are not going to believe this but it is not recommended to have the PST
    on a network share as it is more likely to get corrupted. I was shocked to
    see this article myself. See for yourself:
    Rick F, Aug 13, 2005
  5. kevanh

    Simon Guest

    Ok, how do we archive the data??

    What about the 16Gb artifical limit imposed on users
    Simon, Aug 13, 2005
  6. Use GFI archive until Exchange 2003 sp2 kicks it to 75 gigs.
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Aug 13, 2005
  7. kevanh

    Kathy Guest

    Or walk round the office burning archive PSTs to a CD every couple of
    months. Then replace with new empty PST for archive. That's the cheapskate

    Kathy, Aug 13, 2005
  8. kevanh

    Simon Guest

    Hey, thats really cool.....

    when I saw a post here about Novell Groupwise and Novell SBS6.5 I contacted
    a local Novell partner
    to find out what that was - just interested. My experience over that last 6
    years has only been Windows.
    I had heard of Novell and since we don't hear much about them naturally
    thought of them as yesterdays new....

    Boy how wrong was I

    I contacted Novell who put me touch with a LOCAL partner - this partner
    educated me, showed me a Groupwise 6.5 - he had less than 2000 emails and
    12,000 documents in his LIVE mailbox. He also has 680,000 Emails, 184,000
    documents in his archive mailbox

    Searching for "British Telecom" in his archive mailbox found 14 quotations
    and 230 emails
    took 19 seconds.

    We took Novell on-board with the help of the Novell partner and now we have
    6 of our largest Clients switched over from SBS2003.

    My clients are happy as there are no real issue - those montly patches on
    the Server are no longer necessary

    Simon, Aug 14, 2005
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