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No single-instance storage in Exchange 2010: What's a VAR to do?
This article is part of the Channel Strategies issue of September 2010, Vol. 1 No. 3
Solutions provider takeaway: The absence of single-instance storage in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 affects how solutions providers should go about capacity planning for customers. Now, you must know how to calculate the amount of white space, dumpster size and content index size prior to mailbox migrations. More on Exchange Server 2010 Upgrading from Exchange Server 2007 to 2010 Using an Exchange Server 2010 design document for upgrades Exchange Server 2010 upgrade: Defining scope and goals Exchange Server 2010 upgrade: Prototype, pilot phases One of Microsoft's primary design goals in creating the Exchange 2010 architecture was to improve database I/O efficiency. To accomplish this goal, Microsoft made numerous changes to the Exchange Server 2010 database structure. As many solutions providers already know, the most significant of these changes is the removal of single-instance storage, which was a database design feature that existed in every previous version of Exchange. Single-instance storage is based on the fact that an...
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The popular single-instance storage feature is not included in Exchange 2010. Its absence will affect your customers' capacity planning efforts as they migrate to Exchange 2010.
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