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Trina MacDonald, Trends associate editor Published: 20 Oct 2012

As more users rely on remote replication as the cornerstone of their disaster recovery (DR) procedures, it's becoming clear that replication and database optimization don't always go hand in hand, particularly when it comes to Microsoft Exchange. To reclaim unused space, users must take Exchange databases offline for defragmentation and compaction. Further complications arise in a replication scenario when database changes must be mirrored remotely, which increases traffic. So far, replication vendors can't offer clear remedies. More on storage backup and replication NetApp to acquire Topio   BlackBerrys suck juice out of Exchange storage   Universities lean on each other for better disaster recovery   Remote data replication gets affordable and more robust "From what I've seen, it's across the board," said Bob Roudebush, director of solutions engineering at Double-Take Software. "It's not particular to a specific solution or a type of replication technology." To get around this, some companies are splitting up their archive and replication processes. For ... Access >>>

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