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Archiving Terminology in Exchange 2010

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2011-12-01

archive mailbox

Generic term for a user's archive mailbox, whether hosted on-premises on an Exchange 2010 Mailbox server or in the cloud on Exchange Online. Archive mailboxes don’t receive inbound mail. You can't create an archive mailbox for a user without a primary mailbox.

cloud-based archive

An archive mailbox in Exchange Online. For Exchange Online Archiving, a cloud-based archive is associated with an on-premises primary mailbox. Exchange Online and Office 365 customers can also have a cloud-based archive for a cloud-based primary mailbox.

cloud-based archive mailbox

See cloud-based archive

Exchange Online Archiving

Exchange Online Archiving is a cloud-based archiving solution for on-premises organizations running Exchange 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later. With Exchange Online Archiving, organizations can host their users’ primary mailboxes on on-premises servers while storing the historical e-mail data in cloud-based archives. To learn more about Exchange Online Archiving, see Understanding Exchange Online Archiving.

online archive

The default Outlook and Outlook Web App display name for a personal or cloud-based archive mailbox. You can change the display name of an archive mailbox by using the Set-Mailbox cmdlet.

on-premises archive

See personal archive.

personal archive

Also known as an on-premises archive, a personal archive is an additional mailbox (called an archive mailbox) that’s enabled for a mailbox user to provide an alternate storage location in which to store historical messaging data. To learn more about personal archives, see Understanding Personal Archives.

primary mailbox

An Exchange mailbox that receives inbound mail and can be cached to a user's computer when using Microsoft Outlook in Exchange Cached Mode. The primary mailbox also contains a set of default folders such as Inbox, Deleted Items and Sent Items.

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