Chapter 7. The Exchange 2010 Store

Long live Jet!

Maximum database size

Dealing with I/O

Database management

Database defragmentation

Database usage statistics

Transaction logs

And now for something completely different

MAINTAINING and evolving a database isn’t an easy engineering challenge, especially when the database has to deal with transactions that vary widely from a simple 10 KB message sent to a single recipient, to a message sent to a large distribution (with each address individually expanded in the header) accompanied by a 10 MB Microsoft PowerPoint attachment. Microsoft has always spent energy to tweak the Extensible Storage Engine (ESE) database, its schema, and the Store as new versions of Exchange rolled out but never really began to evolve ...

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