How to manage the Enterprise Vault data content when it grows big and you are running out of disk space ?
Can anyone suggest to me what is the best way to manage and sustain the Enterprise Vault data that grow bigger and larger every month ?
My situation is that whenever my Exchange Server 2007 database drive is running low of disk space, I'd go to lower down the EV archive items from 6 months into 5 months and now down to 3 months just to create some room to breathe in the Exchange Server mailbox. I understand that this is not resolving the problem in the best way as it should since we just shifting away the disk space usage from Exchange into the Enterprise Vault.
However what are my options to manage and sustain the growing data in the EV ?
Can i offload to tape for the Vault data disk and then deleting it manually, what happens with the indexing and search when the data is archived to tape and I want to retrieve it later for some reason ?
Any kind of assistance would be greatly appreciated.