Enterprise Vault - Indexes growth.
I'm just wondering peoples thoughts on this.
My company runs what is now an older version of EV. We use V8, although we have plans to address this, it will not be until early next year. In the meantime we continue to deal with an increasingly difficult issue of trying to ensure valid back-ups. This has to be balanced with allowing archiving and provisioning to name but two tasks.
We use BUE 2012 for EV back-ups.
We do not at present archive to any lower tier of storage from EV.
EV is purely for Exchange archiving in our environment.
My problem as mentioned above is assuring valid back-ups. We have a schedule for backing up DB's, Open vaults and index locations nightly. This in itself equates to around 1tb of raw data. While this is actually less (Backed up) with incremental and dedupe technologies it is still extremley slow, particularly scanning the thousands of index files. Some 16 hours, hence the stuggle to fit in schedules for other EV related tasks.
Is it possible to reduce quantity of index files and or data by any system means?
What is normal practice to prevent such a senario?
Any thoughts or views appreciated. :-)