Reducing Database Size
We are prepping for migration from SEP 11 to SEP 12 and are working on cutting down the size of the external SQL database. Currently it has grown to over 60GB and about 45GB of that looks like reputation data. I would love to purge some data out to get it to a more manageable size. What can I do to reduce it and is there any tools to purge data? I am thinking of turning off the application upload but I don't know if that will remove anything. Some of this goes back years and may not be of any use. What other tips for not collecting tons of additional info or cleaning it up? Our logging requirements are 7 months (6 months + current month) and that has already been set.
My experience with SEP so you can answer at the right level: Pretend like I just started managing our SEP environment 3 weeks ago and took the SEP 12 basic admin class last week and have little experience on this product. Actually...don't pretend because that is true.