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Archiving Recoverable Items folder

Created: 13 Mar 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 8 comments
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Is it possible to archive the Exchange Recoverable Items folder? Recoverable Items folder has grown huge and we cant delete anything from it. We are using Evault 9.0.2

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JesusWept3's picture

Enterprise Vault already has this option





\Enterprise Vault


Content DWORD

0 — (Default) Do not archive tombstone objects

1 — Archive tombstone objects

Description Controls whether an Archiving Service archives

tombstone objects.

JesusWept3's picture

That being said, if you use virtual vault, it really may not be a good idea
So for instance if i have virtual vault, and i drag a load of items from my inbox in to Virtual Vault and synchronize, then everythings good, however those items that i moved were a copy and a delete, so they are now in the recoverable items /exchange dumpster.

So now EV will go ahead and start archiving tombstoned objects that it already has, creating duplicates

JesusWept3's picture

Also be aware of this one as well, as this is important if you are using Quotas

"This functionality will continue to work for Exchange 2010 with a slight side affect in that all items recovered will be recovered to and archived from the root of the mailbox (i.e. IPM_SUBTREE).  We don’t support the Purged or Versions  folders (which both occur when the mailbox is on legal hold)."

smlopes's picture

Sorry one more question. Can we target specific mailboxes for this option instead for everyone?

smlopes's picture

Is this a server or plugin setting? I cannot find any documentation othere than what registry keys to use..

JesusWept3's picture

Hmmm you *might* be able to by doing


Haven't tested it, but it might work, based on how other parts of the product work

Downside to this is you will have to create a registry key for each archiveID you wish to use this for