Archive Manager can be deployed and configured in several different schemes, depending on an organization’s size and type. The information in this chapter explains the most common Archive Manager configurations, but remember that each organization’s needs must be assessed and addressed individually.
Sizing is also affected by the Archive Manager message policies applied to GroupWise after Archive Manager is implemented. Specifically, hardware requirements will increase if messages are kept on the mail server for only short periods (for example, <15 days), since users will access the Archive Manager system far more extensively than if messages are kept 30 or 60 days.
NOTE: Large organizations and sites with comprehensive disaster recovery (DR) requirements should consider clustering Microsoft SQL Server and Internet Information Services (IIS) if the archived information is deemed critical to the organization. The information within Archive Manager is a copy of current information and possibly all email information outside of the configured retention policy period; this may affect the requirements.