The in premise mail archival server (for the Endurance subscription) is the landing point for all archived mail from the Mithi SkyConnect service on the cloud and if this is switched off the archived mail will be held in the queue on the cloud servers for the defined queue life time. While technically it doesn’t matter if the server is switched off for a while, we still recommend that this server/facility be designed to keep this server running 24/7 for the following reasons:
- All the Automatic Maintenance jobs like Backup, Clearing old data, Log Rotation, etc of the server happens in non production hours. If the server is off during these hours, these jobs will not execute and will result in an unstable server environment.
- The archived mails from the Mithi SkyConnect service will get stuck in the queues of the Cloud servers, if internal server is switched off. Once the server is powered on, these queues may need a flush manually to expedite their clearing, impacting the bandwidth during this period due to the rush of piled up mail.