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Vol. 2 No. 8 October 2003

Snapshot: Email archiving

Do You Archive Your E-mail? Does your company archive its e-mail, or will it soon? For how long? How? Whether they're required to or not, a majority of Storage readers we surveyed last month are now archiving end-user e-mail for significant amounts of time. Thirty-five percent of readers are archiving e-mail for five years or more. That said, the proportion of companies relying on commercial archiving tools is relatively small--only 19%. The remainder archive e-mail along with their backups or use the messaging server's built-in utilities. The latter is seen as less than ideal. As one user puts it: "Microsoft Outlook is buggy software and quits archiving on any sign of trouble. This way of archiving is of no use when the volume of e-mail is large."

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  • Spend less on storage

    by  Marc Farley

    Serial ATA disks can save you big bucks, but there's a bigger story here. By using RAID and a SAN, you can overcome many of its inherent reliability and performance limitations. It's time to rethink many of your assumptions about storage costs.

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