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FSA Archive with no Volume, Folder and Archivepoint in VAC - "FSAUtility -t" error

Created: 06 Mar 2013 • Updated: 13 Mar 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi everybody,

we have to restore one of our Filesystem archives with ~ 100.000 items.

The problem ist still under the following conditions:

Enterprise Vault Server 9.0.2

Existing:

  • Archive
  • FSA Task (but is unscheduled)
  • Targetserver in VAC
  • Source Server

not existing:

  • Volume Folder
  • Archive Folder
  • Archivepoint
  • Source Volume and Share
  • Source Folder (department)

I had a look into the EV database (archivefolder) which listed me the full path of the folder and recreated a volume and also shared it. Now, if I restore some files via AE, the files were stored in the original location. I tried to restore the whole archive with FSAUtility, but gets an error message.

Error: Invalid volume: DATA-04

I had a look to the VAC Targets and saw, that the volume and folder were missing. I recreated the volume and archive folder, but the archivepoint was not referencing to the old archive. I deleted the archivepoint and tried to recreate it via FSAUtility but got another error message:

Error: The path \\server.fqdn\DATA-04\department is not associated with an archived volume. If you migrated placeholders to
this location, let the File System Archiving task process the volume, then stop the task and re-run this command

Is there any possibility, to restore this data from the archive?
or to add the current archive to the old folder/archivepoint?

I know, in FSAUtility in 10.0.3, thereare no checks for the source, so that could be run, but we have 9.0.2 at the moment frown

 

kind regards

Thorsten
 

 

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Thorsten Rohner's picture

Hi EV_Arjun,

yes, it´s not the same issue but similar. So, a part of it helps me. I will explain this later.

regards

Thorsten

Thorsten Rohner's picture

Hi everybody,

after we recreated the archivepoint, we had a look on the archive folder (\\Server\share\folder) in the filesystem with ADS Spy, it types the following alternate data stream of the folder (EVArchivePoint.xml):

<archivePoint xmlns="urn:kvsplc-com:FileSystemFolderArchivePoint">
<rootFolderCreatedDate>130071568910967277</rootFolderCreatedDate>
</archivePoint>

So, also ArchivePoints.exe in the Enterprise Vault program folder shows no ArchiveVEID for that folder:
 

C:\Program Files\Enterprise Vault>ArchivePoints read \\server.fqdn\share\folder

ArchivePoint for folder \\server.fqdn\share\folder:

        Combined Name: folder
        Prefix:
        Name:
        Owner:
        Description:
        ArchiveVEID: 
        Root Folder Created Date: 07.03.2013 19:08:11

Then, we do the following:

  1. We searched for the archive in the VAC (Archives -> File System) and copied the "Archive ID" on the Advanced tab of the Archive Properties.
  2. We go back to the file server and click "Edit in Wordpad" in ADS Spy for the previous opened alternate data stream of the  folder (EVArchivePoint.xml)
  3. We added the Archive ID like below and saved the file:

<archivePoint xmlns="urn:kvsplc-com:FileSystemFolderArchivePoint">
<archiveVEID>130E66EEFE38A4140860E1C7972EE7D321110000ev-site.fqdn</archiveVEID>
<rootFolderCreatedDate>130071568910967277</rootFolderCreatedDate>
</archivePoint>

  1. We closed ADS Spy and reopened it to verify, that the changes are made successful.
  2. We go back to the EV Server an rerun the ArchivPoints.exe Utility to verify the ArchiveVEID. 

C:\Program Files\Enterprise Vault>ArchivePoints read \\server.fqdn\share\folder

ArchivePoint for folder \\server.fqdn\share\folder:

        Combined Name: folder
        Prefix:
        Name:
        Owner:
        Description:
        ArchiveVEID: 130E66EEFE38A4140860E1C7972EE7D321110000ev-site.fqdn
        Root Folder Created Date: 07.03.2013 19:08:11

  1. We start an manually archiving task run in report mode for that source server.
  2. After the task run was finished,
  3. we could rerun the FSAUtility sucessfully with the following command:

C:\Program Files\Enterprise Vault>FSAUtility -t -s \\sourceserver.fqdn\share\folder -d \\destinationserver.fqdn\share\destinationfolder -l 0

FSA Data Mover Utility.
Symantec Enterprise Vault.
Copyright (c) 2010. Symantec Corporation.

Restore files
Source      : \\sourceserver.fqdn\share\folder
Destination : \\destinationserver.fqdn\share\destinationfolder
Number of files queued for restore: 91153
Note: File restore operation has been started.
XML Log file generated.
Done.

 

Thanks for the assistance.

Thorsten

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