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Manual Archive Automation Solution

Created: 07 Mar 2013 • Updated: 05 May 2013 | 8 comments
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We have a situation wherein we need to run manual archiving for few users. Is there any way I can automate? so that I can run the archiving for some people in EV 9.0.2 (Users might reside on multiple Exchange servers)

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Rob.Wilcox's picture

By manual archiving do you mean manual archiving on the client side?  For one or a few items?

Or do you mean 'run now' from the server side?

San_Bangalore's picture

Manual archive from the server side. We have some situations wherein we have to run the archive manually. Just thinking how do I automate this?

Rob.Wilcox's picture

AFAIK you can only do a 'run now' and pick the users you want to touch.

There is no equivalent of the FSARUNNOW command line tool.

JesusWept3's picture

You can programatically post a message to the A3 queue which is how i've done it in the past

San_Bangalore's picture

Hi JesuaWept3

Do you mind giving me more information on that?

JesusWept3's picture

So I wrote an app some time ago that simply posts to the A3 queue

What I normally do is your journaling on for the A3, submit a run now request and then examine the msg body

I then use C# and the MSMQ net libraries to post the similar kind of message with a different user and then built a simple config file that has the users archive ID

I then lookup each archive ID in the directory database and find their exchange server and the EV server that has the exchange archiving task and it's MSMQ path

I then post the formatted archive request in to A3 and the archive task picks it up and performs a run now against the mailbox I submitted

San_Bangalore's picture

Jesus, Thanks you. Do you mind sharing your contact information?

San_Bangalore's picture

We had these questions

- Once I find out the archive ID for whom I need to run the manual archive, How do I put that users mails into A3 queue?

- How do I specify how many number of mails need to be archived?

If you have a copy of the script please put it here.