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Closed Partition Move

Created: 03 Jul 2013 • Updated: 08 Jul 2013 | 3 comments
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Hello,

We are using EV 9.02 for EXCH

We have about 10 closed partition that we need to move to a new storage, i am in the process of planning the operationm using Technote 35742.

It starts with querying the database for the number of unsecured items using the query Select count(*) from Watchfile. The result should be 0 in order to proceed to step 2. My query returns 203035.

I don't understand why this value is so high since my open partitions is backup up daily. It was successfully backup up less than 3 hours ago.

So my questions are :

1- What does this 203035 represent ?

2- Where are those unsecured items ?

3- could this number be so high because our closed partitions have not been backed up or a long time ?

4- Can I proceed to step 2 anyway?

 

many thx in advance,

 

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AndrewB's picture

if you're just moving the closed partitions and the unsecured items are in the open partition then you should be fine. it's just a precautionary measure. you can check on the properties of each partition and see how many unsecured items you have.

in any case, be sure to have a full backup before you make major system changes.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

Rob.Wilcox's picture

Maybe the unsecured items are in your closed partitions?

 

After you closed them, did you do 'one last backup'?

Advisor's picture

Answers inline:

1- What does this 203035 represent ?

Ans: The SQL query which you run returns the count of whatever items remaining in watchfile table. So you have 203035 items in watchfile table for that vault store.

2- Where are those unsecured items ?

Ans: Instead of getting count, try

Select * from watchfile

Check the IdPartition column and note the partition ID.

Use EnterpriseVaultDirectory

Select PartitionRootPath from PartitionEntry where IdPartition = 'ID obtained in previous query'

It will give multiple partition paths, as Partition ID is unique for vault stores.

3- could this number be so high because our closed partitions have not been backed up or a long time ?

Ans: You can check the partitions returned in above query and make sure they are backed up and no issues with backups of any of these partitions. You might find closed partition in that query output.

4- Can I proceed to step 2 anyway?

Ans: I will not recommed proceeding to step 2 unless watchfile is empty. If you proceed to step 2, it might affect the post processing of items and you will see archive pending items in user mailboxes.

I hope this helps.

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