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Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Change mailbox size limits (part 4)

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Following on from the previous post Exchange 2013 Initial Configuration Settings: Rename and move the default mailbox database and logs (Part 3), in the forth part of the series I’ll look at changing mailbox size limits.

Nowadays with storage reasonably cheap, mailbox size limits can be considerably bigger than the default 2GB, and the actual mailbox size limit you impose is more determined by practical management (backup and restore) than software / hardware limitations.

If you are doing a migration from another mail system and importing email, I’d advise removing or increase the mailbox size limits dramatically so that the import process isn’t halted by a small mailbox size limit.

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