How the Archiving Option works

Article:HOWTO23445  |  Created: 2010-01-01  |  Updated: 2011-10-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO23445
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How the Archiving Option works

To process an archive job, Backup Exec performs the following actions:

  • Reads the latest backups of the file systems and Exchange servers from which you make archive selections.

  • Applies the archive rules that you specify to identify the files and mail messages that are eligible for archiving.

  • Checks if eligible files already exist in the archives.

    If a file already exists in the archives, it is not archived again.

  • Adds the data to the archives.

    All of the archived data content is indexed to enable fast searching and retrieval of archived items.

  • Deletes the archived files and mail messages from their original location.

    Depending on an option that you specify, deletion occurs immediately after the archive job completes or after the vault store is backed up.

  • (Optional) Creates links to Backup Exec Retrieve in the folders that belong to the end user. You must install and configure Backup Exec Retrieve before links can be created.

    See How Archiving Option end users retrieve archived data by using Backup Exec Retrieve.

The Archiving Option operations that you can perform are described in the following table:

Table: Operations that you can run

Operation

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Create archive jobs to archive file system data and Exchange mail messages to vault stores.

See About creating an Archiving Option archive job.

Create disk-based vault stores to use as storage devices for the archived data.

See About vault stores in the Archiving Option.

Restore individual items from the archives.

See About restoring items from the archives.

Delete individual items from the archives.

See About deleting items from the archives.

Delete expired archive data from an archive automatically to free disk space, or ensure that archive data is never deleted from an archive.

See Preventing the deletion of expired archived items from an archive.

Back up the Archiving Option components. These components include vault stores, vault store partitions, archives, databases, and index locations.

See About backing up Archiving Option components.

Restore the Archiving Option components. These components include vault stores,vault store partitions, archives, databases, and index locations.

See Restoring an Archiving Option component.

Synchronize the archive permissions with mailbox permissions, and share and folder permissions.

See About synchronizing archive permissions and settings.

Install Backup Exec Retrieve so that end users can recover archived files on their own.

 

See How Archiving Option end users retrieve archived data by using Backup Exec Retrieve.

See Best practices for the Archiving Option


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