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    Exchange Database Storage

    Well all, its time for us here to consider some where to store exchange 2010 database on a new bad boy.

    We currently have a nice dell server but unfortunately storage wise its starting to be limited - with the exchange logs it doesnt help either.

    So we are looking in to a possible SAN - which maybe one day we could increase space and store more etc. Anyway, what would people recommend?

    We heavily rely on email 1800+ Accounts, 1000 PCs, Laptops and now more and more staff are syncing it through their phones.

    Storage already has breached 260GB of the databases alone and the logs fill up about 10GB a day. And I also need it to possibly hold more as time goes by (2 years ago we had a database of 75GB). Our old server certainly couldnt man up against today, we are a Microsoft Vanilla Network 2008R2 server based on all the boxes.

    Bit of a Dell fan but depends what people here like and prefer? Budget wise well give me options

    Thank you in advanced for the advice.

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    Are you looking into Virtulisation - if so which platform.

    If VMware I can highly recommend Dell Equallogics which are really nice and simple. The other options if Sans are too expensive is to custom make a server and install something like OPEN-E which is a software SAN.

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    We use Hyper V here already on one virtual server.
    Depends on cost really: if we get 2TB of space affordable on a nice box then we will resort to that being dedicated for exchange.

    If we can afford more then I would consider virtualisation options bare in mind the exchange server has already been setup etc.

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    Hey Mark,

    Will send you a PM about some options/more details.

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