Internal message size limit, do you have any limit?

Internal message size limit, do you have any limit?

Post by U1c » Sat, 01 Apr 2006 03:19:04


Hi, we have an external message limit of 30mb inbound/outbound, however we
don't have an Internal message limit. I'm thinking maybe we should and
wondered what limits people have? I'm sure a user sending a 20mb file to 5
people would cause a the server to slow down a bit? We use Exchange 2003 Ent
Sp2.

Also what is that mailbox session limit for?
 
 
 

Internal message size limit, do you have any limit?

Post by John Fullb » Sat, 01 Apr 2006 15:12:42

You're begging for a disaster. I take it your SLA includes an RPO measured
in months or years, an RTO of whenever, and an uptime requirement of
occasionally. There is no such thing as "no limit"; you are ultimately
limited by available space. If you hit that limit, you will be in a world
of hurt. At one point in my life, I provided onsite response to critical
situations for MS. I once saw a situation at a customer location where a
user attached all the MP3 files on their local hard drive (over 2GB) to a
message and sent it to all their buddies all over the world. The fact that
I was there gives some clue as to the result.

John

 
 
 

Internal message size limit, do you have any limit?

Post by U1c » Sun, 02 Apr 2006 03:11:03

You absolutely right there, I think the company have agreed for Internal as
10MB and external as 20MB. Maybe gradually lower it again in a few months.

Also I have sent another post today updating about the RAID 5 to RAID 10
re-configuration, take a look, and thanks for your help, it's seems to be
much better.