Message not archiving after an upgrade
After the EV upgrade from 2007 SP2 to 8.0 SP5, the messages no longer archive. I get this icon with little clock on it. It stays like that and never changed
I have tried manual message archiving but it did not work either
If your safety copy strategy
If your safety copy strategy is After backup then this is most definetly caused by not backing up EV.
As for the BE EV agent, I personally haven't used it but I believe that is an advantage of using the Agent, it is built in.