My corporate email has a quota of 500Mb, which I am constantly hitting. I recently requested to have this increased but it was refused citing the following two reasons:
We have 400 users. If we increased everybody's quota to 1gb - it would: 1) Impact the exchange servers performance - does storage allocation really affect performance? I would have imagined it would only really be affected by number of concurrent users.
2) Would increase restore time to 24+ hours in the event of a server outage.
Are any of these concerns real, and if so, are there alternatives that can be suggested which would allow 400+ users to have mailboxes in excess of 500Mb? This restriction is impacting real work.