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Email alerts for task failures

Created: 31 Jan 2012 • Updated: 17 Feb 2012 | 3 comments
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Hi - I was wondering if there is a way for Enterprise Vault to send an alert via email if a task fails?  I have been unable to find a way to do so.  We have a larger environment and if Enterprise Vault fails archiving, this causes a build up in Exchange and I would like to be notified rather than having to check the system throughout the day to ensure it is running properly.

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AndrewB's picture

windows 2008 has it built in so you can trigger a task to run (just like a scheduled task is triggered by a schedule) based on an event id. for example, take the event you see when your task fails, create a task to call a powershell script that sends an email. pretty easy to pull off and you dont need to install anything extra on the box.

what i've also done for customers that addresses what you mention is actually from the other end we look at the journal mailbox(es) in exchange. with powershell you enumerate the item count in the mailbox and if it's over a certain threshold, you call the rest of the script that sends the email alert.

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner |