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Mailbox size confusion RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    'Recover Deleted Items Folder' and 'Dumpster' are different. Once the items are emptied from 'Recover Deleted Items Folder', it comes at 'Dumpster'. The quota set for a mailbox includes 'Recover Deleted Items Folder' size also and not 'Dumpster'. Get-mailboxdatabase |fl RecoverableItemsQuota can show you the quota set for Dumpster for all the mailboxes within the database


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    Friday, May 10, 2013 3:05 AM
  • So...

    Recycle Bin -> Recover Deleted Items Folder -> Dumpster...?

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    I believe at one point there's a purge subfolder and a change (?)  subfolder.

    In the case of "legal hold", deletion at one of those levels is prevented.


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    Friday, May 10, 2013 10:51 AM
  • I wanted to take another look at this and realize I may have not used the right term.

    I'm looking at my "Exchange 2010 Best Practices" book (by Jagott and Stidley, et al) and I only see this path:

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    1. Inbox / Sent Items (etc.) -> 2. "Deleted Items" Folder -> 3. Recoverable Items

    "Recoverable Items" is also called "Dumpster 2.0"

    It is presented as the "same thing".

    It has three sub-folders:

    a. Deletions

    b. Purges

    c. Versions

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    Moreover, regarding the link I posted above, this article présents the dumpster as being part of the user mailbox (just like the deleted items folder).

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2009/09/25/3408389.aspx

    So is it structurally part of the user mailbox... but the contents just not counted against the quota? And therefore a factor to be taken into consideration when planning for server capacity, disk size in particular?


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    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 1:49 AM