Running FSAUtility

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Running FSAUtility

Before you run FSAUtility, note the following:

  • We recommend that you do not run more than one instance of FSAUtility at a time. Issues can arise when you specify the same source or target for multiple, concurrent instances of the utility.

  • We recommend that before you run FSAUtility you stop any File System Archiving tasks that process the target file server. This action ensures that no manual or scheduled archiving occurs on the file server while FSAUtility is processing files, which ensures better performance and prevents inconsistent behavior. For example, if Enterprise Vault archives a volume while a file recall to that volume is in progress, Enterprise Vault may convert the recalled files to placeholders.

  • You must run this utility with Administrator privileges if the computer has User Account Control (UAC) enabled.

    See Running the Enterprise Vault command-line utilities with administrator privileges.

  • An EMC restriction prevents FSAUtility from processing files or folders on a Celerra/VNX device if the target path exceeds 1024 characters. On the Enterprise Vault server an event log message states that the input string was not in a correct format.

  • FSAUtility has two methods for identifying Celerra/VNX placeholders. If you want to use FSAUtility with placeholders on Celerra/VNX volumes, make sure that you use the method that is appropriate for your Celerra/VNX configuration.

    See About using FSAUtility with EMC Celerra/VNX placeholders.

To run FSAUtility

  1. Log on to any Enterprise Vault server with the Vault Service account. If you use the utility to process a Windows file server, the account must also have local administrator permissions on the file server.


    You must log on to the Enterprise Vault server locally. You cannot run FSAUtility if you log on remotely.

  2. Open a command prompt window.

  3. Navigate to the Enterprise Vault program folder, for example C:\Program Files (x86)\Enterprise Vault.

  4. Run FSAUtility with the required options.

    See FSAUtility options.

See About FSAUtility

See About Enterprise Vault utilities

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