How to Move a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store

Article:TECH35742  |  Created: 2004-01-25  |  Updated: 2014-07-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH35742
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This article describes how to move a vault store partition or vault store on the same Enterprise Vault server from one location to another.

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Moving a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store consists of four steps:


Step Summary of Step
Step 1 Confirm all archived items have been backed up (SQL Server)
 
Step 2 Set backup mode, stop services, and copy vault stores or vault store partition to new location (Enterprise Vault Server)
Step 3 Update the Vault Store location in SQL (SQL Server)
 
Step 4 Start services, confirm archived items can be opened, and clear backup mode (Enterprise Vault Server)

   

Note: Run a full backup on the EV SQL databases and vault store partitions before proceeding.  Review the Best Practices for Enterprise Vault Backup for more information.





Step 1

Confirm all archived items have been backed up (SQL Server)

  1. Open SQL Server Enterprise Manager (SQL 2000) or SQL Server Management Studio (SQL 2005, 2008 2012)
     
  2. Run the following query: 


            USE [Vault Store Database Name]
            SELECT COUNT(*)
            FROM WatchFile


  3. If the count is 0, proceed to step 2. If the count is greater than 0, there are items left waiting either backup or indexing.


Note: For Enterprise Vault versions 9.0 (Base) and below refer to TECH68204 to update the item location, for versions 9.0.1 and above the Itemname field is a relative path and does not need to be updated.



Step 2

Set backup mode, stop services, and copy vault stores or vault store partition to new location (Enterprise Vault Server)
 

  1. Set Backup Mode

    1. In the left pane of the administration console, expand the Vault Store Group container.
    2. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to be placed in backup mode, and click Set State > Set Backup Mode on all Vault Stores
    3. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to be placed in backup mode, and click Set State > Set Backup Mode on all Index locations

      Note: For more information about Enterprise Vault backup mode review HOWTO57152

  2. Stop all Enterprise Vault services
     
  3. Copy the Vault Store data from the old location to the new location.






Step 3

Update the location of the Vault Store Partition(s) in the EnterpriseVaultDirectory database 

Open SQL Server Enterprise Manager (SQL 2000) or SQL Server Management Studio (SQL 2005)

  1. Expand Databases

  2. Expand EnterpriseVaultDirectory

  3. Expand Tables
     
  4. Right-click the VaultStoreEntry table then select Open Table  
     
  5. Search the VaultStoreName column for the VaultStore that contains the partition that is being moved, and take note of the corresponding VaultStoreEntryId

  6. Close the VaultStoreEntry table
     
  7. Right click the PartitionEntry table then select Open

  8. In the VaultStoreEntryId column, locate the VaultStoreEntryId from step 5 that corresponds to the Partition that is being moved
     
  9. Modify the In the PartitionRootPath column to indicate the new location of the Partition

  10. Repeat for each Partition that is being moved
     

Note:  If the location is a NAS device and not a local drive, simply update the PartitionRootPath to the new UNC path rather than using a local file path

 





Step 4

Start services, confirm archived items can be opened, and clear backup mode (Enterprise Vault Server)

 

  1. Start all Enterprise Vault services
     
  2. Confirm archived items can be opened
     
  3. Clear backup mode

    1. In the left pane of the administration console, expand the Vault Store Group container.
    2. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to have backup mode cleared, and click Set State > Clear Backup Mode on all Vault Stores
    3. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to have backup mode cleared, and click Set State > Clear Backup Mode on all Index locations

 Note: For more information about Enterprise Vault backup mode review HOWTO57152



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