I'm about to create a large Journal archive, Large I men there will be 6 ev archiving server dedicated for journal. 300GB mail data created on Exchange servers daily basis. ev 10 Server will be used and there will be single NAS device at backend with 10G ethernet.
How to position INDEXes and journal storage.
Is it good idea to rollover partitions every six months to new partition. ??
Is it good idea to split journal archive which will be on single vault store (multiple partitions) For example create a new archive for yearly basis.
Storage , INDEX'ses will be on the same NAS device wihch will be quite big in terms of disk capacity?
How to backup this huge data, we will replicate the data (INDEX and STORAGE data will be on same NAS) to a same sized another NAS storage at the storage level. (SQL is backed up daily basis) Does any additional backup necessary? For example would it be wise to take weekly index and storage offline backup, or storage level snapshots ??
Any comments please??