You can use FSAUtility with the -c parameter to recreate the placeholders for archived files in their original location. This facility may prove useful if you need to restore a file server to its original state or synchronize the file server with the Enterprise Vault archive. If multiple versions of the same file exist in the archive, the utility creates a placeholder for the latest version only.
FSAUtility -c -s UNC_path [-D mm-dd-yyyy] [-f] [-l log_level] [-r]
-s UNC_path specifies the path to the required folder, volume, or file server.
-D mm-dd-yyyy specifies the date after which items must be archived before you can recreate the placeholders for them.
-f forces FSAUtility to recreate the placeholders when placeholders of the same name already exist. The utility first deletes the existing placeholders or files and then creates the new ones.
-l log_level specifies whether to log both successful operations and failed operations (0) or failed operations only (1). By default, FSAUtility logs failed operations only.
-r specifies report mode. FSAUtility generates a report that outlines the activities that it would perform if you were to run it in normal mode, but without performing those activities.
FSAUtility generates a report named
EV_FILESYSTEM_UTILITY_REPORT_DateTime.txt, in the folder
If you run -c in normal mode, FSAUtility generates a report named
The following command recreates the placeholders for the folder
\\myserver\users and generates a log file that lists both successful operations and failed operations. The command runs in report mode.
FSAUtility -c -s \\myserver\users -l 0 -r
The following command recreates the placeholders for those files that were archived after July 10 2005 from the folder
\\myserver\users\user1. If any files or placeholders of the same name already exist, the command overwrites them with new placeholders.
FSAUtility -c -f -s \\myserver\users\user1 -D 07-10-2005 -l 0
FSAUtility does not support "hard link" files (directory references to files). You cannot recreate any existing placeholders for hard link files. When you perform a recreate operation, FSAUtility recalls any placeholders that are hard link files.
When you recreate placeholders with FSAUtility, you may receive the message "Internal Error Moving Placeholders: Archive ID null for folder folder_path" if you subsequently try to move them to another location. To stop this message from appearing, recreate the archive points and then archive the source folder before you try to move the placeholders.
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