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Created: 18 Feb 2013 • Updated: 26 Feb 2013 | 3 comments
Yogibara's picture
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I've got a customer here that has an EV for Exchange Directory and an EV for FSA.  There is no business reason to have them separated so i want to suggest moving the FSA archives into their EV for Exchange directory.  Can it be done?  I suspect move archives but I want to get any recommendations from the SYM team. Thanks.



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JesusWept3's picture

Neither move archive nor any of the other third party utilities will migrate FSA data, you'd have to restore the data back to its primary location and re-archive it all

If you want to see of a third party would help, I would suggest Quadrotech as they have the experience and expertise in FSA, they currently have several FSA tools already developed but their migration piece is really centered around migration of physical file servers as opposed to EV to EV migrations

You can find more at
Or you can ping Wayne Humphreys on this forum to get some dialog started

Otherwise you have two options

1. Restore the data back, decommission the second environment, archive in to the regular environment


2. Migrate the email archiving environment in to the FSA environment using Move Archive or a third party tool such as Tranvault, Archive shuttle. Akaibu etc

The difficulty with the second option is if you use to Discovery Accelerator and use legal holds, you will have to remove them, move the data and then recreate and re run the searches in the new environment

Also there is a webcast tomorrow at 11am PST that Symantec is presenting around migration best practices and may give you some good insight and ideas

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The link to the upcoming webcast can be found here

Yogibara's picture

If I can move archive the data to the FSA directory that would be more realistic but still a PITA.  I'll see what, if any, choice they'll make after this bit of news. Thanks.

Michael Ybarra


MCITP Exchange 2010, STS EV10