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Rehydrating /recalling the archived file from EV

Created: 09 Sep 2013 | 13 comments

Hi people,

Can anyone please let me know what is the best way to safely and the suggested way to recalling file from the Archived Vaults ?

and I wonder if it is possible to know beforehand what is the total capacity needed on the target file server before I rehydrate all of the files to avoid disk space issue.

Thanks.

Operating Systems:

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GabeV's picture

Hello John,

If you want to recall all the placeholders in a file server, you can take a look at the Usage report to have an idea how much data has been archived and how much space you need in your file server to recall all the placeholders. Open a browser on your Enterprise Vault server and go to:

http://localhost/EnterpriseVault/usage.asp

In addition, to recall the placeholders, you can use the FSAUtility using the -b switch on a specific volume:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO37840

I hope this helps.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill

Rob.Wilcox's picture

May I ask why you want to recall all the items?

 

You may want to consider our FSA Migrator product as a staged alternative to FSAUTILITY offering many cool features.

John Santana's picture

Rob, the reason is that it is my company decision to not use EV FSA anymore.

hence I need to recall all of the files in the vault back to each of the directory where they used to resides.

The problem is that I also need to know beforehand how much does the disk space needed ?

 

it would be great to know the archived file size in total.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Rob.Wilcox's picture

There are SIS reports in the EV Reports suite, I think. They'll give you the original size...

John Santana's picture

Hi Rob,

may I know where can I get to that report please ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

TonySterling's picture

Do you only have one vault store for FSA?  This query might help:

SELECT ArchivedDate = left (CONVERT (varchar, ArchivedDate,20),7)
,YearlyRate = COUNT (*)
,Size = SUM(CONVERT(bigint,itemsize))/1024
FROM saveset
WHERE ArchivedDate > dateadd("YY", -5, getdate ())
GROUP BY left(CONVERT (varchar, ArchivedDate,20),7)
ORDER BY ArchivedDate DESC

It will be broken down by year and if you need more than 5 years just change the WHERE clause.
 

John Santana's picture

Tony, yes all Exchange Email and the FSA is going into one VaultStore in EV.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

John Santana's picture

Tony,

The script that you posted, what is the size is in ? KB or MB ?

SELECT ArchivedDate = LEFT (CONVERT (VARCHAR, archiveddate, 20), 7), 
       YearlyRate = Count (*), 
       Size = Sum(CONVERT(BIGINT, itemsize)) / 1024 
FROM   saveset 
WHERE  archiveddate > Dateadd("YY", -5, Getdate ()) 
GROUP  BY LEFT(CONVERT (VARCHAR, archiveddate, 20), 7) 
ORDER  BY archiveddate DESC 

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

TonySterling's picture

It is MB but if email is in the same vault store as files it won't be as effective.

 

John Santana's picture

yes, this is the problem in my environment, I wonder if there is possible way to pinpoint how much is the FSA data in total ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Please be nice to me as I'm newbie in this forum.

GabeV's picture

Have you tried the usage report to see how much archived data you have per archive?

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”–Winston Churchill