Last post Jun 22, 2007 02:15 AM by leonsay
Jun 12, 2007 03:17 PM|paulsilverstein|LINK
So if I set MPS with a 300 GB database, and then add 150 users with 2 GB mailboxes, then it considers the entire database full...i.e. waste of space because 150 users are not going to fill all their mailboxes.
Anybody have methods for overcoming this?
Jun 15, 2007 07:34 AM|deejbee|LINK
The really dirty way would be to give your RM a huge size so it doesn't become an issue.
Jun 22, 2007 02:15 AM|leonsay|LINK
The resource management is there more for limiting users than for resource allocation at the backend. Unless of course you are extremely conservative and want to ensure that every user has the space reserved for them if they ever wish to use it.
What i Normally do on Installs is work out what ratio of space that will be used by each user. Ie if you allocate 500mb how much are they really likely to use? The normal Ratio that I see is about 25% use their full quota.
So using that sort of figure you then work out that you can probably go with setting the resource for the mailstore to between 450 and 500 gig when you really only have 300gig. However that is just a guide and totally dependant on your user usage which
You really need to use something like MOM's to report on disk usage etc and use that for you resource planning.