Creating vault store partitions
|Article:HOWTO31897|||||Created: 2010-09-23|||||Updated: 2012-06-27|||||Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO31897|
Vault store partitions can be placed on different physical disks and on various types of storage medium. For example, you can create partitions on local NTFS volumes, NetApp filers, EMC Centera devices, or streamer storage devices. For a full list of supported devices, see the Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts at http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH38537.
When deciding on the location for a partition, do not choose the location of an existing partition, or a location that includes any folders that are associated with an existing partition. Take particular care to avoid the overlap of partition folders when using network shares or mount points. You may suffer data loss if a folder is associated with more than one partition.
Enterprise Vault assumes that the partition root path is empty. Do not use the root path to hold files or folders other than those that Enterprise Vault creates.
If you plan to store items indefinitely on a WORM storage device, then ensure that the retention settings on the device are correctly configured.
If you plan to create a vault store partition on a storage device that supports the Enterprise Vault storage streamer API, then ensure that the appropriate storage device software is installed on the Enterprise Vault storage servers. Install the storage device software on all the Enterprise Vault storage servers that manage the partitions in the vault store group.
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