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Can you restore Enterprise Vault archives to different locations?

Created: 03 Oct 2012 • Updated: 12 Nov 2012 | 4 comments
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First time posting here and sorry if this is a silly question.  I am not an Enterprise Vault administrator.

We use Enterprise Vault for file shares and may have a need to restore/recall an archive to a location other than the original location.  How can I do this?  For example, I have a folder that is archived, and I'd like to just move it to my laptop running Archive Explorer as opposed to the original server.  I checked ArchiveExplorer, but it appears as though I can only restore to the original location with "Copy to File System".  "Move to File System" is greyed out and so is "Save As", but I'm not even sure if that's what I should be looking for.  

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

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TonySterling's picture

If I understand you correctly what you want to do isn't native in the product but Quadrotech has written a product that does just that.

cm0319's picture

Thanks for the response Tony. I checked out the link and it does seem to do what I'm looking for.

It seems odd that you wouldn't be able to do this natively though.   What would happen if the server that the file share resides on somehow becomes unavailable (hardware failure or something else) and we need to get access to a file in the archive before the server can be replaced?  We are out of luck? 


TonySterling's picture

I think you are actually better off than if you didn't have FSA.  If the server were not available you would be able to access your files via Search or Archive Explorer, so no, you wouldn't be out of luck.  As an end user, you just can't restore or copy a whole folder to a new location like you are trying to do. 

There is a utility called FSAUtility that can restore files and folders but that is an Administrative tool.

Jeff Shotton's picture

Sounds like you might want FSAUtility with the -t switch - see page 160 of this utilities guide (10.0.1):

It is available also in earlier versions. You would run this as an admin though..not an end user like with Archive Explorer.

The quadrotech tool is definitely far more usable.



Jeff Shotton

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Adept-tec Ltd

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