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How can I extend the EV Index drive

Created: 20 Aug 2012 • Updated: 20 Aug 2012 | 6 comments
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I am running out of disk sapce on the drive that holdw the EV indexes. I know I can lower the size of the index by expirying vault items, but, if that is not yet an option, can I extend the Index to another drive? If so, how?

Can I lower the size of the Index without deleting EV data?

 

thank you

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TonySterling's picture

Are you EV 10? If yes, you can close those Index partitions and open new ones.  For EV 9 you could look at moving some locations to a new location.

 

Leonardo Fernandez 2's picture

Oh sorry, I am on EV 9.0.2. So, I can spit the Index between 2 drives?

AndrewB's picture

sure. have a look at this technote

How to move Enterprise Vault (EV) indexes that are managed by the same EV server .

Article:TECH35596  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2012-04-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH35596

 

Andy Becker | Authorized Symantec Consultant | Trace3 | Symantec National Partner | www.trace3.com

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TonySterling's picture

How many Index locations do you have?  Default is to have 8.  You could move a couple of those locations to a new disk.

How to move Enterprise Vault (EV) indexes that are managed by the same EV server .

Article:TECH35596  |  Created: 2010-01-27  |  Updated: 2012-04-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH35596

Edit--Beaten to the post by Andy.  :)  To add on though, you could take this opportunity to move to EV 10.  Here is why I say that, when you upgrade to EV 10 the current 32 bit indexes will no longer be written to so you could leave them intact and open new Index locations for the 64 bit indexes.  Then as you upgrade 32 bit indexes that space will be freed up and you could eventually re-use it.

Leonardo Fernandez 2's picture

I have not looked at the articles listed above yet, but I think I can use this sql script to move them. I attached a screenshot of what they look like. My goal is to move Index03 and Index04 to another drive.

SELECT *
FROM IndexRootPathEntry
WHERE (IndexRootPathEntryId = '<ID FROM LOG FILE>')

UPDATE IndexRootPathEntry
SET IndexRootPath = '<THE NEW LOCATION>'
WHERE (IndexRootPathEntryId = '<ID FROM LOG FILE>')

 

EVIndexes.jpg
Leonardo Fernandez 2's picture

Thsio article explains exactly what I want to do. I assumed it was more involded. I just should of read it in the first place http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH35596. Thank you as always for all your input.