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Move of FSA archive points

Created: 05 Apr 2010 • Updated: 06 Jun 2012 | 6 comments
demo4119's picture
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Im planning to migrate my File server with placeholders .
But when i recreate the same archive point on the new file server and run the FSA archive tasks it will create duplicate archive items when i do a archive explorer search .

anyone can advise me.

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Ryujin's picture

You haven't provided much information about the details of your move.

Have you reviewed this support article?

demo4119's picture

basically i would perform a backup and restore to new file server and run the fasutility command .
How about the archive points for the Enterprise Vault server? after i have added in the new file server name.
I test before if i recreate the same archive point on the new file server there will be a duplicate archive file shown on the archive explorer
Please advise

demo4119's picture

when perforn a failover all the archive points are missing .
When i create it back from the Admin console , there will have duplicated on the archives > file system .

Can i use a archivepoint.exe \\UNC\Volume|foldershare to keep the existing archive infomation .

BitBucket's picture

I need to do this very same thing. 
I am migrating to a new file server and need to move all the archive points to the new server.
The new server will have a different name, but will have the same folder structure.

How do I point the existing archive points to the new server?

For example, if I have an archive point and associated vault from \\oldserver\data, how do I make it point to \\newserver\data ?  I want to have all the data from \\newserver\data go into the same archive as \\oldserver\data.

I know I can use the FSAUtility to move placeholders, but I need to know how to do the above.

BitBucket's picture


Does Symantec even look at these forums?

TonySterling's picture

Hi BitBucket,

Yes symantec techs do review this forum own their own time but this is primarily a peer to peer driven forum.  If you have an urgent need or don't get an answer you should open a case with support.

In answer to moving archiving points, I believe this technote will answer your query.

there is also this in the Utilities.pdf/chm 

FSAUtility syntax
Type one of the following forms of the command:

To recreate archive points, type the following:

FSAUtility -a -s UNC_path [-l log_level] [-r]

The following command recreates the archive points for the folder \\myserver\users in report mode. In addition, the command reports all the archive points in subfolders of this folder.

FSAUtility -a -s \\myserver\users -r

The following command recreates the archive points for both the folder \\myserver\users and all its subfolders.

FSAUtility -a -s \\myserver\users -l 0