Exchange Storage and Data Management Definitions

  • A

    ArchiveSink

    In a Windows environment, ArchiveSink is code that is activated through a defined trigger, such as the receipt of a new e-mail message, in order to archive messages coming in and out of an Exchange 2000 Server.

  • C

    cluster

    In a computer system, a cluster is a group of servers and other resources that act like a single system and enable high availability and, in some cases, load balancing and parallel processing.

  • F

    file allocation table (FAT)

    A file allocation table (FAT) is a table that an operating system maintains on a hard disk that provides a map of the clusters (the basic units of logical storage on a hard disk) that a file has been stored in.

  • H

    hash buster

    A hash buster is a program that generates a string of text for insertion in a spam message so that, to a spam filter, the e-mail appears to be a different message each time it is sent.

  • M

    Microsoft Exchange 2013 Managed Store

    The Microsoft Exchange 2013 Managed Store is a mechanism used in Exchange Server 2013 to isolate failures at the database level.

  • Microsoft Exchange 2013 Safety Net

    The Microsoft Exchange 2013 Safety Net is a feature new in Exchange Server 2013 that helps reduce data loss through delivery of copied email messages.

  • Microsoft Exchange Information Store

    Microsoft Exchange Information Store is a storage platform that is used to manage numerous types of information within an Exchange Server deployment.

  • Microsoft Exchange Transport Dumpster

    The Exchange Transport Dumpster is a feature that exists in Exchange 2007 and 2010 to prevent data loss.

  • O

    offline folder file

    An offline folder file is the location for offline folders (OST files) in Microsoft Outlook.

  • OST file (.ost)

    An OST file is an offline folder file in Microsoft Outlook.

  • P

    POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3)

    POP3 (Post Office Protocol 3) is the most recent version of a standard protocol for receiving e-mail.

  • public folder

    In Microsoft Outlook, a public folder is a folder created to share information with others.

  • R

    rehoming

    In a Windows environment, rehoming is the process of moving public folders from one Exchange server to another.

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