Vault Storage Group Configuration
I am looking for input on the best way of configuring Vault Store Groups. Our current config. is one Storage Group divided into 2 stores. 1 store for all journaled mail, we journal everything that comes through the system, and 1 store for all mail in users mailboxes. Both stores share within the single group. Our finger print database is pretty big as a result. We partition each store into an average of 30GBs per partition. All journaled email is immediately archived and user mail is archived after 2 years or if it is 3MB or larger after 30 days. We have 550 active users in the system. We are in the process of upgrading from 9.0.1 to EV 10.0.3 and I wanted to get some advice going forward about continuing to archive mail in our current config. The config is based on a consultant’s recommendation.
One of my main concerns is that when we run a repair we have to run it on everything because it is all shared in a single group. It takes 4 to 5 days and if it crashes we have to start all over again. We currently do not age out any mail and probably will not for the foreseeable future. Everything is just getting bigger. My first thought is to start using Vault Store Groups based on defined periods of time such as 6 months or 1 year. My boss likes to be stingy in the use of storage space, that is why we originally put everything in one storage group. I would welcome all input. The goal is to utilize storage space effectively and be able to run repairs without them lasting forever.