Adding more space

On October 28, 2005, in Exchange, by

Hey, I didn’t think of that one….

I asked a question on how the SBS Podcast gang felt about reparitioning domain controllers given our new ability to increase Exchange to 75 gigs….and Damian in the podcast recommends to simply ‘add a volume’ or mount a new drive to an existing space to make that Exchange partition bigger.  That reminds me of the blog poster and he had his Exchange on a Maxtor one touch.  Yes, you read that right, they were running their entire Exchange store on a backup device.  Now I would not consider that an optimal setup, but it showcases that the Exchange store can go just about anywhere.  Obviously it’s preferred to be on a nice harddrive and not a usb connected device.

They also recommended when buying harddrives to get a drive that has a 3 or 5 year warranty …. that ‘is’ your Email, and the gang from the podcast are recommending considering putting it on another controller card if you do grow that database large.

It says they are seeing more performance issues as we start layering on databases… when you spec out and buy your server… consider that.


One Response to Adding more space

  1. Andrew says:

    Hmm, I feel they answered that one badly to be honest. Does anyone actually recommend running servers without, at the very least, RAID 1?

    Email is one of the most important things to keep for a company, it’s the "forgotten" database!