EV6 restore and Indexes question
We've migrated our EV6 to EV9, after we were sure that we finished this long migration, I have deleted all EV6 server LUNs from the storage to reclaim space. After a few months we have discovered that few archives were not migrated and we need to restore the whole server...
I have very little knowledge about EV, so I'll really appreciate anyone's help:
This is a physical server with the operating system and EV installation still in place, but it lacks all its other drives. The EV database is on a seperate SQL server and it still sitting there untouched since we shut down this old EV server in May this year. I have recreated the Stores and Indexes LUNs and attached them to the server and started the restore. I have noticed that the Index folders retoration is taking forever since there are a lot of small files and the backup software needs to locate them on the tapes.
So my question is: Is there an option not to restore the indexes and start the EV services without them, maybe let it rebuild them or even use it without indexes at all? All I need to do is export 3 or 4 archives to PST and forget about this server..