Archiving Terminology in 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.