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InfinitySupport

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I have 40 users and they're each limited to 2GB.
I know that many of them are less than 1GB.

So why is my "Storage Occupied" (in Status > Statistics) 188GB?

Theoretically, if I limit my users to 2GB, and have 40 users, shouldn't my storage be significantly closer to 80GB?

Am I using 100GB for archives & backups? Logs?

Where is it all going? Is there a way to re-claim it?

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My IT Indy

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Well, I hate to say it but you're going to have to do some digging. Depending upon what platform you're running on there are tools that will show you where your disk space has gone. You could be doing full backups and if you keep 10 of them it will chew up a LOT of space.

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I've kinda hit this same problem.

I have 48 GB dedicated to mail storage.

I have 65 users, and only 9 of them have more than 1 GB. The next 12 have between 100 MB and 750 MB. That's a rough total of 18 GB.

Yet the mailstore is using 34 GB.

My backup and archive folders are not in the mailstore folder, but the logs are. The logs take up 85 MB. The rest of the folders in there (spamassasin, queue, tmp) are all negligible.

Here's a thing tho: if I do properties on the folder from Windows, it reports that 23 GB is being used on disk, which is more in line with what it should be.

Is the stats screen not calculating the store size correctly, or is there some kind of 'rounding' issue we're not aware of.. (I remember somewhere in passing that someone said file sizes could be 1.4x higher due to base-64 encoding or something... Could that be it?)

Lessee 23 x 1.4 = 32.2 GB.. sounds about 'right' as far as what the stats screen is reporting.. Looks like that's it..

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InfinitySupport

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I can't fathom that the reason the Storage Occupied value is wildly off is because Kerio can't figure out the math.

I think I figured it out, though.

Kerio's "Storage Occupied" values are the size of the volume that Kerio is installed in and the amount of space used in that volume. Those numbers have nothing to do with how much space Kerio is using. They're just drive statistics.

That is definitely something I'd like to see fixed. While, technically, there's nothing incorrect, it's not useful information and it's labeled in a misleading way.

I hope this information helps out anyone else who's wondering about this.
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steven

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maybe you also have to keep in mind the storage that is occupied by deleted messages that are kept on the server for a certain amount of time (if you enabled this option)
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