Scenario:

You are creating a Mail Archiver server and want to configure the ideal storage layout for optimum performance in the software.

Solution:

Our recommendations are listed below.

General

  • Place the Archive Index and Archive Store on to separate physical drives
  • Allow for 1.5x current Exchange size when evaluating required storage for the archive, to allow for growth

Archive index

  • Use local physical drives for index storage
  • For the best search performance, use SSD storage; this is due to the higher Input/Output Operations Per Second (iops)

Archive store

  • Can be placed on any form of disk storage
  • Can be stored on network attached storage, or a storage area network
  • For the best performance when viewing or restoring emails, store on a local drive
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