Does email archiving require huge amounts of bandwidth?
Predicting the impact of bandwidth on email archiving can be challenging. It requires substantial performance data collection and evaluation in order to understand archiving bandwidth needs. For example, an IT or email manager needs to look at the number of mailboxes per email server, the traffic per employee or mailbox in terms of message frequency and size over time to estimate bandwidth needs. Then, compare bandwidth estimates against the current bandwidth baseline to help decide whether to journal or batch the archive process (and if network upgrades are needed).
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18 Oct 2006