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Different Age Based Archiving Rules for Folders in the same Mailbox

Created: 18 Jul 2014 • Updated: 23 Jul 2014 | 2 comments
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Following up on a previous post ( We currently archive Exchange mailboxes, specified message classes over 90 days old. This works as expected.

I'd now like to add Calendar items over 2 years old, I don't think this is easily achievable using the standard policies and settings. To test this out I have created a new mailbox policy including IPM.Appointment items and applied this to my test mailbox. So far so good.

I then used the below EVPM INI file to set the age based archive policy on the Calendar folder:

DirectoryComputerName = EVARC-EM1-01
SiteName = Enterprise Vault - EM

Name = 2YearCalendar
CreateShortcut = False
DeleteOriginal = True
UnreadMail = True
UseInactivityPeriod = True
InactivityUnits = Months
InactivityPeriod = 24

DistinguishedName = LegacyExchnageDN of target mailbox

Name = Calendar
FilterName = 2YearCalendar
OverrideArchiveLocks = True

EVPM processed successfully. I ran provisioning and mailbox synchronisation and tried a Run Now archive, but no calendar items are archived.

Is there a way to verify the policy is applied to the test mailbox? and any ideas on achieving the differing age based archiving on different folders.


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EC at TW's picture

Further, from the documentation:


Mandatory, unless Filtername in the [Folder] section is set to SystemDefault or DoNotArchive. 

When you use UseInactivityPeriod and UsePercentageQuota, you must set at least one of them to true.

UseInactivityPeriod specifies whether to use age-based archiving.

If you use this setting, you must specify Name = mailboxroot in the [Folder] section that references the filter. 

Possible values:

true (use age-based archiving)

false (do not use age-based archiving)

the line that says "If you use this setting, you must specify Name = mailboxroot in the [Folder] section that references the filter." does this mean that these type of settings can only apply to entire mailboxes not individual folders.


EC at TW's picture

This is resolved.

My INI file was fine however the content of my test Calendar folder did not include any qualifying* items over 24 months old.

I also found the following post which included a further example of the INI file.

* it looks like current recurring appointments are not in scope.