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    Well, Hyper-V launched in June 2008 and the Exchange product group promised to revise their support strategy for running Exchange products within a virtual environment.  That statement has been out for a few weeks now, so I thought it would be a good time to discuss what it actually means... First...
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    Let's say that over a period of an hour only a very small number of transactions are generated for a particular CCR enabled storage group.  If those changes add up to less than 1MB's worth of transactions and are therefore not sufficient to fill up and close the current log file does that mean those...
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