How to plan and configure mailbox storage quotas on Exchange Server databases and mailboxes.
Microsoft supports using ReFS instead of NTFS for Exchange Server 2013 and 2016 volumes within specific support guidelines.
Don't take the risk that your Exchange Servers will run out of transaction log disk space. Use this script to monitor and alert on failed backups that can cause service outages later on.
When Exchange Server 2010 was released a lot was made of the decision by Microsoft to remove Single Instance Storage (SIS) from the Exchange database engine. What does this really mean for Exchange Server 2010 storage?
Project Coconut is underway and the first bit of action is getting the environment up to the pre-requisites for Exchange Server 2007. The existing environment is Active Directory in Windows 2000 Native Mode, with Windows 2000 Server domain controllers, and an Exchange 2000 Server organisation also running on Windows 2000 Server member servers. Part 2 - Sizing the Exchange Server 2007 servers.
Storage guys do not love talking about IOPS, especially when far too much attention is being paid to them by customers buying Exchange solutions. You would think a die hard storage guy would delight in pulling out one of their many spreadsheets and calculating the optimal disk layout to meet your IOPS needs, but sadly […]