Microsoft Exchange Server email archiving tutorial

Take a closer look at email archiving in Microsoft Exchange Server. Find out how journaling and archiving work in concert, read FAQs and tutorials on journaling, storage management and managed folders and get the information you need to ensure that your email retention policies meet e-discovery requirements.

  Effectively archiving email messages in an Exchange Server environment can help improve performance and data retention. As companies continue to grow, so do archival needs. Archiving large quantities of email can affect mail flow and performance. A failure isn't acceptable -- backup and recovery policies cannot be understated. This tutorial on Exchange Server email archiving gives advice on frequently asked email-archiving questions as well as tips for journaling, using managed folders and planning an email-archiving project.

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Email archiving and retention with Exchange 2007 managed folders
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Securing Exchange Server 2007 journaling archives
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Email archiving: Planning, policies and products
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Exchange Server 2007 journaling tutorial
Journaling in Exchange Server 2007 has been greatly enhanced to better address regulatory compliance and e-discovery requirements. Get an overview of how journaling works in an Exchange 2007 environment; how to enable the journaling agent on a Hub Transport server; and how to create, modify, disable and delete journaling rules using the Exchange Management Console and Exchange Management Shell.

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This was first published in May 2009

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