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By chris.nwankwo ·
Could anyone advice on various tweaks to apply to improve the performance of an exchange server. This may include registry changes.

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by yorkster In reply to Exchange server optimizat ...

One of the most important thing you can do for performance on a exchange server is the configuration of the disk sub system. configure you system as follows 1 mirrored set for O/S about 4 gig should do. 1 mirrored set for exchange and transaction logs 7 to 10 gig's depends on size of site and how often you do full back ups and 1 raid 5 set for the exchange databases. also run perfwiz -v from the exchsrvr\bin directory to configure exchange
. add as much memory as you can afford and make sure the swap file is not on the O/S partition. this should get you started
good luck

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by msheehan In reply to Exchange server optimizat ...

I pretty much agree with all of that above. The only thing I would add is to make sure that you don't use less than 4 spindles in the RAID5 set for the info store (data). Also, use a dedicated controller for the info store.

Also - VERY IMPORTANT - make sure your RAID controller uses ECC RAM and a battery backup. Otherwise a little power glitch will corrupt your data.

If you can, set the RAID cache on the logs to 100% write, on the info store to 50/50 (good general advice, depends onuse obviously.)

Mike

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