A sampling of data from one client.
8 of the largest files were run today as a proof test and the results were the following:
Space saved % saved of mail file
Low of 4% to a high of 79%
Average for these was 891,843,889 per mail file saved or about 27 % per mail file.
Almost a GB per person saved is a good start we think.
Of course the new server has a TB, the old one 80GB.
Looking to put all of them on and then get a final number.
Second Client saw this when we moved them this week, 18 executives files:
Physical size Originally: 15,987,641,383
Logical Size After DAOS: 1,778,384,896
Percent Saved: 73%
Some as much as 92 and a low of 30 % reduction.
Putting this into perspective in a 1,000 or 10,000 user mail system will provide huge benefits in reduced server tasks processing time at night, backups, SAN storage and of course bandwidth traffic in general.