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Using FSAUtility to Recall Placeholder

Created: 13 Nov 2012 • Updated: 04 Feb 2013 | 4 comments
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I have the file server archived by EV FSA 7.0, and would like to make use of the FSAUtility to do a mass recall of the placeholders on the file server. However, I realized the FSAUtility does not have the capability to recall placeholder with the -b option until EV version 9.x. All I can do with version 7.0 is to restore the archive using the -t option. Unfortunately, it will restore everything inside the archive, and if I do a restore to the original location, the restored archive item will even overwrite the newer files on the original location.

Anyway to do mass recall in EV FSA version 7.0? Can I use the FSAUtility version 9 to perform recall in an EV 7.0 environment? Any input are welcome.


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JesusWept3's picture

Unfortunately it absolutely will not work, if you want to go the FSAUtility route, you have to upgrade, there simply is no choice i'm afraid

MichelZ's picture


Set the BypassRecallLimitsForAdmins registry key.

Then recall everyhing by for example triggering a full virus scan with the scan offline files option.


Leo Wan's picture

Thanks Michael!

Looks like Robocopy work pretty good as well, though I don't care what was copied to the target. Another question is, how the "BypassRecallLimitsForAdmins" works? Can I map from a remote server using an admin account and still able to bypass the limit? or I need to do it locally on the file server with the FSA Agent installed?

MichelZ's picture

This should work from remote too, as Long as the user you are connecting with is an Administrator on the fileserver with the FSA Agent.