mailstore limit and mailstores

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by janhm, Aug 6, 2004.

  1. janhm

    janhm Guest

    Im running a SBS2003 standard server and i run into a problem.

    I wanted to set a limit mail store limit at 5gb per user and a warning at
    4.5gb, but when i try to do so, it says the limit can max be : 2097151 KB
    (1.99GB).

    I then wanted to create another another mailstore so that it was possible
    for the users to have more mail storage, but then i get an dialogbox saying
    that the amount of allowed mails stores already exists.

    what to do`?

    Janhm
     
    janhm, Aug 6, 2004
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    Jeff L Guest

    Janhm,

    First of all SBS can only have one mail store. Secondly, wow... you must
    have a pretty special need for so much mail. Are you actually using that
    much? Exchange is not meant to be a file system.

    What you can do is implement some Public folder usage. Ask yourself how much
    of that data in those mail boxes is stored somewhere else in the exchange
    DBs or on your network. Either in the same users mail box but in another
    message or in a another users mailbox. Train your staff to start using links
    rather than attaching the actual file.

    Look seriously at the Sharepoint solutions and how they can empower your
    workforce. Consider upgrading to Premium so that you can backend your WSS
    with SQL Server.

    I think you have to look at the problem holistically and try and deliver the
    functionality that you are seeking using more appropriate technologies.

    Regards,
    Jeff Loucks
    Available Technology ®
    Solutions For Professionals ®
    www.availabletechnology.com
     
    Jeff L, Aug 6, 2004
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    Mal Osborne Guest

    Also you only have a TOTAL store limit of 16 Gb. Even with single
    instantiation, it will not take many 5Gb mailboxes to run into that limit.

    Mal Osborne
    MCSE MVP Mensa
     
    Mal Osborne, Aug 6, 2004
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  4. You will need to use ADSIEdit to modify the user attributes for individual
    users, or the Mailbox Store attribute for everyone.

    mDBOverHardQuotaLimit:
    mDBOverQuotaLimit:
    mDBStorageQuota:

    Like the others said, 5GB is a lot.

    Ray Fong
    Microsoft SBS Product Support

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
     
    Ray Fong [MSFT], Aug 6, 2004
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  5. janhm

    janhm Guest

    Thanks for all of your replys.

    problem is my 2 boss's take up loads of GB, not leaving much space for the
    rest uf os.

    ill look into the your solutions otherwise thsy just have to start deleting
    some old mails.

    thanks.

    -janhm
     
    janhm, Aug 6, 2004
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    Steven Guest

    alot of emails :)
    i have a client who likes to keep everything.
    what they do is to backup to DVD-RW every so often the older emails. This
    way they think they can get them back, however they have not asked in the
    past 9 months to access the disk. (but they are there just in case)
    lol
     
    Steven, Aug 6, 2004
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  7. janhm

    Jeff L Guest

    Janhm,

    I would mail enable a public folder for your boss.

    When the have to send big files send them to the public folder and use the
    technique that Ray Fong suggested for increasing the size of the folder.

    Can you give the format for doing that Ray?

    Regards,

    Jeff Loucks
    Available Technology ®
    Solutions For Professionals ®
    www.availabletechnology.com
     
    Jeff L, Aug 6, 2004
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