How to phase out Exchange archive mailboxes
March 12, 2015
A customer wants to phase out their Exchange archive mailboxes. There are no reason for them to keep them. Back then they were told about cheap storage and large ost files, but all their data is placed on the same SAN and they are soon using Outlook 2013. They have about 10.000 mailboxes and they are about to migrate from Exchange 2010 to 2013. My recommendation is to do this before the migration to prevent a lot of whitespace in the databases if they do it afterwards.