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List items approaching deletion period

Created: 07 Feb 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 3 comments
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Hi all,

We are using Enterprise Vault 9 for archiving an Exchange 2010 organization (and some file servers).

Our policies are configured like as follow for the Mailbox archiving:

- Archive Items older than 3 months

- Delete shortcuts after 2 years

As EV was installed 23 months ago we are approaching the D-Day!

To prevent any issue; is it possible to get a list of items/shortcuts that are approaching the 2 years limit?

Thanks for your help!

Best regards,


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Rob.Wilcox's picture

I don't *think* that there is a way to do this 'in product'.

You could write a CDO/VBSCRIPT or Redemption program to scan through mailboxes and list the messages that meet the criteria.

peronc's picture

Thanks for the quick answer! I will have a look to scripting to find messages that meet the criteria.

One more question: if "storage expiry" is not schedule for our site on EV Admin Console; there is no reason for "expired" messages to get deleted, right?




Rob.Wilcox's picture

Depends whether you allow users to delete items, and of course they could always just delete the shortcut.

But, if you don't allow deletes on the archive then the only thing that can be deleted is the shortcut.  

Hope that helps,