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Deleting Archived item through VAC

Created: 15 Oct 2013 • Updated: 22 Oct 2013 | 9 comments
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What happened when I manually deleting the  archived item through VAC, EVSite > Archive > File System > (MyFileServerDirectoryName) object ?

does this means that the content of that directories in the VaultStore will be purged automatically and also deleting the PlaceHolder items in the production file server ?

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A_J's picture

If you delete the archive from EV, All items stored in the partiion will be deleted when storage expiry runs and refrences to those items from respective database will also get deleted.

But the Place Holder from the file server will not be deleted, they will remains as it is as a placeholder.

 

I hope this helps !!

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Pradeep_Papnai's picture

If you delete archive manually from VAC, then all items would be delete from EV partition with associated reference from database provided deletion is allowed from retention category and storage device allows that.

You may not immediate reduction in storage due to sparse collection.

How do Sparse Collections and the SparseCollectionPercentage setting work?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH87400

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH61090

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-collections-and-sparse-collections-work

Once archive/items deleted from EV then placeholder would remain orphaned those need to be remove by FSAutiltiy
"Deleting orphaned placeholders" http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO37837

John Santana's picture

Cool, at the moment I just found out that the archive level is set to business with retention is Forever, so I will need to configure this into some time frame like 1 year perhaps ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Pradeep_Papnai's picture

Manual deletion for archive does not check retention period specified in Retention category but check other property "prevent deletion of archived items in this category" so this option much be uncheck for archive deletion.

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Pradeep_Papnai's picture

Hi John, Oprhaned placeholder deletion can also be done from FSA task properties (weekely schedule) like screenshot below.

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John Santana's picture

Cool, many thanks for the clarification. It seems that everything can be done through the VAC rather than to do the manual scripting solution through FSAUtility.exe

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John Santana
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EV_Ajay's picture

Hi,

After manually deletion of archive it will remove all the data / contain associated with that archive from storage and will free up some space.

Archive deletion will never delete the shortcut / placeholder. Those has to delete using shortcut deletion setting.

 

Thanks,

Ajay

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EV_Ajay's picture

Hi John,

Thanks for marking as solution.

 

Thanks,

Ajay

John Santana's picture

no worries Ajay !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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