University of Liverpool cuts email backup times

The University of Liverpool has implemented email archiving software in a bid to reduce backup time and simplify email management for staff.

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The University of Liverpool has implemented email archiving software in a bid to reduce backup time and simplify email management for staff.

It installed C2C’s Archive One software over the last four months, after it realised that the backup system was struggling to cope with email attachments as students sent in coursework and other large files.

The university said the number of messages on its servers had been reduced through better email management, and the online information store had become smaller, as a result of the change.

Iain Stinson, director of computing services, said the university has 4,500 staff mailboxes. "We receive more than 8 million messages per month to 50,000 locations worldwide.”

Liverpool University had been looking for an archiving solution that could cope with large volumes, retain files in the long-term and provide online access to old messages.

It considered software from EMC, Quest, IBM and Symantec, but selected C2C because of its fit with Microsoft software, after the university recently migrated from Unix to Microsoft Exchange, and because the system left archived items visible.