I had to crack the whip and get our users to start deleting emails, as we were over 70% of storage space on our exchange 2003 server. Knocked deleted items retention down to zero, and of course one person deleted a whole folder of emails they need. so when I go and create a recovery storage group and try to do a restore, I get a " e000848f - Insufficient disk space" error. I have 50 gig mail store, 25 gig free. so for staging I need at least 50 gig free, right? since I do not have enough storage free, is there a quick workaround? I tried locating the Recovery Storage Group on a mapped drive on our file server, but get an error "specified destination drive is not a fixed drive" do I have any options, other than waiting for people to delete storage, doing offline defrag to recovery whitespace, and THEN doing the restore of the folder?