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Merging data from two EV Exchange Archives

Created: 15 Aug 2012 • Updated: 23 Aug 2012 | 9 comments
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We are running EV for Exchange 9.0.2 and I have found a number of duplicate Archive names.  In most situations the archives belong to users who have left the company and then returned.  The nature of my company is that this happens quite frequently.  I think that my colleague was just creating new archives and not associating the new mailbox with the original archive, when the user returned.

Anyway I am, as usual, picking up the pieces and would like to know if I can merge two, or sometimes three, archives together to make one.  I dont want to go through the headache of creating PST files or exporting data back to a mailbox and the re-archiving again, unless I have to.

Any advice will be greatfully recieved.

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LCT's picture

I don't think there is a way to merge the archives not within EV anyway. What I normally do is export the old archives to PST, back it up and then delete the old archives then import the PST to then current archive.

Wayne Humphrey's picture

I would do the following:

  1. Use Move Archive or export / import into active archive
  2. Use SynchInMigrationMode to stop getting duplicate archives ;)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH48928

 

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JesusWept3's picture

Use move archive

JesusWept3's picture

Pretty sure it will, it just won't work infra vault store, has to go to a new vault store

Wayne Humphrey's picture

@JW

Please show me how this can be done? I have not seen how you are able to do this, but im dumb so possibly just me.

TonySterling's picture

I used Move Archive to move a couple archives just recently, you need to have a seperate Vault Store to move the archive to.

How many Vault Stores do you have?

CareFreeX's picture

You can merge archive with MA between different vaultStore. I would 1) set Synchmigrationmode to prevent the duplicaton; 2)use PST export, if duplicate archives exist in same vaultStore; and 3)use MA if archive has more than 2 duplicate.

Telegram Sam's picture

Thank you for all your responses.  I have only one Vault store. 

Is it a viable option to

  1. create a second vault store
  2. merge any duplicates into the new Vault store with Move Archive
  3. delete the original archive from the original Vault store
  4. move the newly created Archive back to the original vault store?

If this is the only way then I think that the export to PST route is the better option.

thanks,