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Adding new EV server to existing solution...

Created: 30 Jul 2013 • Updated: 30 Jul 2013 | 5 comments
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We are currently running Enterprise Vault 9.0.3 archiving 5000 users off our 2 Exchange 2010 mailbox servers. We have come up with the idea of adding an additional server to the EV site and moving one of the archiving tasks to the new box in order to ease the load on the original EV server.

My question is, as the users archives will be on the Vault Store of the original server, will the new server handle any of the vault cache sync requests, or would I need to move the archives to the new server's vault store for this to occur? 


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JesusWept3's picture

All requests a client makes always goes to it's storage server and not the archiving task server, you would need to do a migration in this case

Otherwise you would actually increase the load by adding cross network traffic as the archiving task on evserver3 sends items via msmq to evserver2

Advisor's picture

I agree with JesusWept3, you will need to use Move Archive to move the archives to this new EV Server.

WardP's picture

I suspected that would be the case :(

Are there any 'gotchas' out there that may arise from using the Move archive tool? Its not something I've had to use before. Is it seemless to the users?

JesusWept3's picture

Yeah the users won't really know any things happened, however there old archive can't be searched until the move has finished migrating the storage part

If you were on ev10 this wouldn't be such a bad exercise purely because you'd also be converting their index as you move

The real issue you're going to have is just that the interface is clunky and annoying to use, good for one offs, but when you have to queue up hundreds it gets annoying

You could look at a third party product like TransVault (contact Andy Becker on the forums) or Archive Shuttle (contact Roh Wilcox) but for a few hundred users it may cost a bit more than you'd like but you may also save time by having it automated