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Can I create multiple information stores?

Is it possible to create multiple information stores to bypass the 16 GB limit on Exchange 5.5 Standard Edition? SearchExchange.com expert David Sengupta explains.

I am running Exchange 5.5 Standard Edition and I am currently at my maximum size of 16 GB for the priv.edb. Is it possible to create multiple information stores to bypass the 16 GB limit set on the Standard Edition?
No, unfortunately you can't do this as Exchange 5.5 only supports a single private store. Even Exchange 2000 and Exchange 2003 Standard Editions only support a single private store. Upgrade to Enterprise Edition.

You should know that Exchange 2003 SP2 will increase the size limit of your stores from 16 GB to 75 GB.


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Related information from SearchExchange.com:

  • Learning Center: Inside the Information Store
  • Reference Center: Information Store
  • Reference Center: Exchange 5.5


  • This was last published in October 2005

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