Is there a file size limit for a GroupWise database?

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  • 07-Nov-2008
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell GroupWise


Is there a file size limit for a GroupWise database?


A size limit of any GroupWise database is ruled by the FLAIM database version that GroupWise uses.
With the FLAIM database version currently used in GroupWise, this limit is 2 Gig.
It is advised to not let the GroupWise databases grow to such a scale.  A company policy should be well planned in advance as far as auto-archive and / or  expire-reduce after X number of days.  Please see CoolSolutions for a great discussion on things to think about when planning a corporate email retention policy.
Please note, that this limitation applies to a single db file and not to GroupWise mailbox size. Under normal conditions neither user, nor message databases will reach this size.

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