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Domino System Administration by Rob Kirkland

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Shared Mail Setup and Maintenance

By default, each Notes, POP, and IMAP mail user's messages are stored in a Notes database separate from everyone else's messages. There are several advantages to this form of mail storage over the storage model—one monolithic database—employed by most mail systems. For one thing, a corrupted database affects only one user. For another, you can devise more efficient backup strategies. For yet another, it is relatively easy to move a mail user from one mail server to another.

The one glaring drawback of Domino's multi-database system is the duplication of message storage that occurs. If I copy 10 people on a message, all 10 copies may be stored on the same drive but in different databases. Domino shared ...

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