About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs

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About backup methods for Enterprise Vault backup jobs

You can select a backup method that depends on the Enterprise Vault object that you want to backup.

The following table describes the type of Enterprise Vault backup jobs you can run. The table also describes the backup methods that are available for each type of backup job.

Table: Backup methods to use with Enterprise Vault backup jobs

To back up:

Select:

Description

Directory and Monitoring databases

Audit database and FSA Reporting database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

Full, differential, or incremental backup method

Directory, Monitoring, Audit, and FSA Reporting database backups can use the full and incremental backup methods. These databases cannot be backed up using the differential backup method. If you select the differerential backup method, Backup Exec does a full backup instead .

Note:

Selecting an incremental backup method backs up the database transaction logs and them truncates them.

Vault database and Fingerprint database

Full, differential, or incremental backup method

Vault database and Fingerprint database backups can use all three backup methods: Full, differential, and incremental.

Note:

Selecting an incremental backup method backs up the database transaction logs and them truncates them.

Vault partitions and index locations

Full, differential, or incremental backup methods.

You can use all of the backup methods that are available for standard file system backup jobs.

When you combine Enterprise Vault components in a backup job, each component may use a backup method that differs from what you selected for the overall job. For example, you create a job that uses the differential backup method to back up both a Directory database and a partition. However, because a Directory database cannot be backed up using the differential method, Backup Exec uses the full backup method to back up the Directory database. This results in fast and easy restores. After the Directory database is backed up, Backup Exec uses the differential backup method to back up the partition.

Use the following table as a guide.

Table: Actual backup methods that are used for Enterprise Vault components

Enterprise Vault component

Full (F)

Differential (D)

Incremental (I)

Directory and Monitoring databases

F

F

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Vault store database

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Audit database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

F

F

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

FSAReporting database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

F

F

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Fingerprint database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Partition

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Index root path

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Compliance Accelerator/Discovery Accelerator Configuration database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

Note:

Also includes the Compliance Accelerator and Discovery Accelerator databases that are installed with runtime versions of Enterprise Vault.

F

F

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Compliance Accelerator/Discovery Accelerator Customer database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

Note:

Also includes the Compliance Accelerator and Discovery Accelerator databases that are installed with runtime versions of Enterprise Vault.

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

Discovery Accelerator Custodian database (Enterprise Vault 8.x only)

Note:

Also includes the Discovery Accelerator Custodian databases that are installed with runtime versions of Enterprise Vault.

F

D

I

Always truncates the transaction logs

See Backing up an Enterprise Vault open partition

See Backing up Enterprise Vault closed partitions

See Backing up the Enterprise Vault Directory database

See Backing up the Enterprise Vault Monitoring database

See Backing up an Enterprise Vault vault store database

See Backing up an Enterprise Vault vault store

See Backing up an Enterprise Vault 7.x server

See Backing up an Enterprise Vault site

See Backing up Enterprise Vault index locations


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