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FSA Temp Size question

Created: 18 Jun 2013 • Updated: 18 Jun 2013 | 1 comment
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I'm using Enterprise Vault 10.0.3 (only FSA) and just want to get some answer about max size of temp folder. I'm going to archive files greater than 500 GB. What should be the size of TEMP volume to succefully archive these files ?

I've read the "Enterprise Vault Best Practice Guide" and it says - about Windows Temp Folder expected size 2 GB. However when large files are going to archive temp volume going to grow and grow until end of free space and File System Archiving Task stop processing with error: There is not enough space on the disk.  (0x80070070).



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AndrewB's picture

Basically, if your environment has 500GB files then you're going to need more than 500GB in your VSA temp location.

This is from the Best Practices Guide for FSA:

"The temp location for the Vault Service Account (VSA) should also be placed on high speed disk. This will increase the archiving throughput. The size of the disk volume should be large enough to handle the largest files in the environment that will be archived. Any file larger than 50MB in size will be temporarily transferred to this area for fingerprinting (a file less than 50MB in size will be fingerprinted in place on the file server).Thus, if the environment has 5 GB files that will be archived, more than 5GB of disk space will be needed for the VSA temp location.
By default the VSA temp area will be location on the operating system drive (normally C:). As well as ensuring this is on high speed disk, it is recommended to move the VSA temp area away from the operating system drive."

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