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Mailbox Size Column Accuracy

I'm trying to determine which users have the biggest mailboxes on our post office. How accurate is the 'Current Mailbox Size (MB)' column? The numbers don't seem to be adding up for me. When I add up all the mail box mb for all users on the po I get a value that's nearly three times bigger that the actual hard drive itself. How is that possible?

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Jeremy
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Re: Mailbox Size Column Accuracy

GW stores stuff just once per PO. think of a 30mb attachment sent to five users on a given PO: the 30mb will add up to the "current mailbox size" for all of them while still eating up diskspace just once.
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Re: Mailbox Size Column Accuracy

That makes sense. Thanks!
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Re: Mailbox Size Column Accuracy

In article <jesullivan.88drpz@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, Jesullivan
wrote:
> How accurate is the 'Current Mailbox Size (MB)' column?
> The numbers don't seem to be adding up for me


In addition to Mathias' note of the single storage instance in
GroupWise, that column is only updated when ever you run the Audit
GWCheck.
If you are trying to manage the mailbox size, I've found that the
biggest bangs for the buck are
A) Make sure you are running regular maintenance as the Contents
GWCheck with the "Attachment File Check" at least once a month as that
is the part that makes sure that orphaned attachments (message deleted
but the attachment got left behind) get cleaned up.
B) Teach users to having and checking a search folder for their largest
messages. This helps nail those largest messages that take the most
space. http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/bigmail.htm

To find those with the largest messages, see
http://www.konecnyad.ca/andyk/gwbig.htm


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