Recovering Enterprise Vault using data-only backups

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Recovering Enterprise Vault using data-only backups

Use the following recovery procedures when you have backed up only Enterprise Vault data, including the registry, and have not backed up the system disks on your Enterprise Vault servers.

The procedures described in this section require backups of the following Enterprise Vault SQL databases:

  • EnterpriseVaultDirectory

  • EnterpriseVaultMonitoring

  • EnterpriseVaultAudit

  • Each FSA Reporting database you have set up, if you use FSA Reporting.

  • Fingerprint databases

  • Vault store databases

You must also have backups of the following Enterprise Vault data:

  • Vault store partitions

  • Index locations

You can use these procedures when you need to recover only one Enterprise Vault server, or to recover multiple servers.

To recover each server, you need to know which Enterprise Vault services it was running before the disaster occurred. If you are unsure which Enterprise Vault services were running on each server, run the SQL script ServiceLocations.sql, which is installed in the Enterprise Vault installation folder, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Enterprise Vault.


Before you can run the script you must first restore your Enterprise Vault Directory database.

See About using EVSVR as part of the recovery procedure

See Recovery procedure 1: Installing software on the servers

See Recovery procedure 2: Restoring Enterprise Vault databases

See Recovery procedure 3: Renaming servers

See Recovery procedure 4: Copy or move the Enterprise Vault data files

See Recovery procedure 5: Clearing the directory database entries

See Recovery procedure 6: Recreating services and tasks on the first Directory service computer

See Recovery procedure 7: Recreating services and tasks on Enterprise Vault servers

See Recovery procedure 8: Checking the Web Access application settings

See Recovery procedure 9: Checking registry entries

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