This is a weird question, but I'll go ahead anyway...
I need to configure Journal archiving to 20 different users.
At the moment, those 20 users are on separate DB's with other mailboxes.
Since Journal in Exchange working based on DB, I understand I will have to open a new DB, enable journling on the new DB, and move the mailboxes I want to journal to this DB.
We also need to create a Journal user with mailbox to be the recipient of all the journal messages.
BUT - and this is the real question... can I open the Journal MBX on the same DB where all the mailboxes I want to journal from are located?
Once I define that specific user as the journal recipient - does the exchange know not to duplicate the messages that arrive to the Journal MBX?
That sounds weird, but in my logical thinking - if the Journal MBX is on a journal DB - all the items that will deliver to this mailbox will be in an infinite loop.
hope I explained myself, I'm sure the answer is simple, but unfortunately Microsoft not really giving much information, as journaling in not so popular lately...
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My main worry was where to put the Journal MBX, since it made no sense in my head to place it on same DB as the rest of the mailboxes that will be journaled.
Now it makes more sense.
Already read all the tech notes, and know about the sizing and quota to disable on that MBX. But the tech notes only explains how to create the user, nothing regarding the DB it should be placed in.