The Performance Guide
If you're new to EV you might not be aware that we publish a performance guide, we try to keep this as up to date as possible and have recently published a new version. This document provides guidelines on expected performance when running Symantec Enterprise Vault and is a useful reference for many questions you might have on this topic.
Here's introduction from the performance guide, click on the link to grab the full PDF.
Every customer has different needs and different environments. Many factors influence the performance and needs of an archiving system. These include the type and size of data that is archived, the file types, the distribution lists, and so on. In addition, most systems expect growth in both volume and size of data, and indeed the very existence of an archiving service may lead users to allow their mail or files to be archived rather than delete them. All this leads...