Disk Space Recommendations for Symantec Brightmail Gateway Virtual Edition


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Messaging Gateway


You are seeking some guidance on allocating disk space for Symantec Brightmail Gateway (SBG) Appliance Virtual Edition, now known as "Symantec Messaging Gateway (SMG) Appliance Virtual Edition."


Disk space requirements vary widely and depend on various factors including but not limited to log data, reporting data, mail volume, Content Folders, Spam Quarantine, Message Audit Logs, etc., and the period of retention.

For most installations, the minimum recommended disk space of 90GB should be sufficient, but the above factors should be considered for customers' environment. 

Another approach in allocating disk space is to mimic the disk size available on the SMG hardware appliances.  For details on the SMG hardware models, please see the product Data Sheets available on the Symantec web site.