The considerations for creating and managing mailbox databases have evolved over the years. Older versions of Exchange Server required high performance disks, but each user had relatively small mailboxes. Today, users demand large mailboxes and store multiple years of emails for reference. To accommodate this, the database engine for Exchange Server has been optimized to use disks that are larger, slower, and less expensive. However, you still need to understand the basic concepts for managing mailbox databases.
IN THIS CHAPTER, YOU WILL LEARN TO: