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By ashley ·
I was wondering if anybody has had any experience capacity planning for an email server. Specifically, I was wondering about determining disk space quotas for each person that would be using the email server. I know that this is going to depend on software and hardware, but didn't know if there might be a good rule of thumb, or if there are web resources that show some benchmark testing for specific software/hardware combinations that can be used as a starting point. I'm unfortunately administering an email server that has no current limits setup, and users that have 5 GB of email can't understand why they are having performance issues. They also don't seem to believe that enforcing quotas may be a standard practice at other organizations.

Thanks for any help!!

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Email Server Capacity Planning

by sergio.arnaldo In reply to Email Server Capacity Pla ...

I wrote a paper for the IST-Africa Workshop that will be hold in Mozambique next May, 9-11. In this paper I did a Capacity Planning for email storage and bandwidth for the organization that I work for, which is an ISP to all Government Agencies in Mozambique. I will post this paper right after the workshop and I hope that I can be of help.

Cheers.

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