Exchange Database Architecture

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What is MSExchange database architecture? Which format is MSExchange database stored? e.g. SQL database is stored like matrix/tabular format.

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Exchange server uses the JET database engine to store its data. JET is the same engine which Microsoft Access uses, only this is a much larger and more powerful version of it.

Basically all databases store their data in a tabular format. There are rows and columns. In Exchange the columns are simply named things like MessageId, To, From, CC, BCC, DateSend, DateReceived, Headers, Subject, Message, Attachments, etc.

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  • Technochic
    Which version of Exchange are you asking about? This has changed between versions slightly.
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