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Microsoft Exchange Server PowerShell Cookbook - Third Edition by Mike Pfeiffer, Jonas Andersson

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Managing archive mailboxes

In Exchange 2010, a new personal storage concept was introduced, which still remains in Exchange 2013, called an archive mailbox. The idea is that you can give one or more users a secondary mailbox that can be accessed from anywhere, just like their regular mailbox, and it can be used to store older mailbox data thus, eliminating the need for a PST file. The benefit of this is that the archive mailboxes can now be located on a database separate from the primary mailbox, allowing administrators to put low-priority, archived mailbox data on an inexpensive lower tier of storage. In this chapter, we'll take a look at how you can manage archive mailboxes for your users through the Exchange Management Shell.

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