The Exchange Store Layer
The Exchange store is a storage platform that provides a single repository for managing multiple types of information in one infrastructure.
The Exchange store has several logical components that interact with each other. These components can reside on a single server, or they can be distributed across multiple servers.
- Storage groups (including recovery storage groups), which are logical containers for Exchange databases and their associated system and transaction log files.
- Mailbox databases, which contain the data, data definitions, indexes, checksums, flags, and other information that comprise mailboxes
- Public folder databases, which contain the data, data definitions, indexes, checksums, flags, and other information that comprise any public folders
Using the tests mapped to this layer, you can determine the overall health of the Exchange store and each of its key components.
Figure 1 : The tests associated with the Exchange Store layer
Let us discuss each test associated with this layer in detail in the following sections;