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Wayne Humphrey | 16 Jun 2009 | 0 comments

I always get asked about MSMQ, here is a short note on things to look at if you have MSMQ issue's, even if you don't have issues you can always benefit from tweaking MSMQ and enhance Enterprise Vault’s performance.

Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ)

The root cause I believe lies in the way MSMQ stores messages. In the Storage directory (normally under windows\system32\msmq) will be a number of 4MB files that will contain the messages. Each file can contain as many messages as will fit which works quite well to start with. If a message cannot fit into one storage file, though, because it is too big for the remaining free space then a fresh file is created. There can only be as many storage files as would fit within the storage quota and when this limit is reached then no more storage files can be created. For example from windows 2003 SP2, a 2GB quota could accommodate 500 4MB storage files. In older versions Microsoft used to have an 8GB quota...

GertjanA | 24 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Designing a new EV environment is not an easy task to do.
I am in an environment that is currently
EV7.5SP2, Exchange2003SP2, Windows2003 SP2, SQL2000SP4

In (if all goes to plan) 7 to 8 months, I am in an environment that will be:
EV8.0SP2
Exchange2007SP2
Windows2008R2 (possibly)
SQL2008SP2

In addition to this, the amount of mailservers will decrease, there will be Exchange CCR (and how will that affect EV?)
Lot's of unknowns to me...

Microsoft is already in the house for designing (helping to), architecture etc for the AD/Exchange, but nothing for EV.

Might be worth to start fishing at the boss with the money...

GertjanA | 11 Mar 2009 | 3 comments

Hello fellow EV-admins, users, supporters,

My name is Gertjan. I am Dutch. (it ain't much if it ain't dutch!)

I am working for a contracting firm called T2. I've been placed at one of the largest EV implementations in the Netherlands. Due to the nature of the environment (as pointed out by someone..) I will not post too much about it.

It is big. Over 95000 mailboxes, over 75000 active archives

Besides managing Enterprise Vault, I also manage a little the Exchange environment.

Current version is EV2007SP2, planning to go to 8.0SP2 (august?)

I cannot promise to post regularly, but will try to do so.

I'm getting used to the new forum-layout, but this Blog is definitely an addition to it.

I'm an MCSE+Messaging2003, MCTS, Symantec Certified Specialist EV2007 for Exchange Administrator (yep, proud of it.)

 oh, forgot... Running the EV-servers as VM's... The index and storagedisks are SAN based. (EVA)

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TonySterling | 03 Mar 2009 | 1 comment

Hello to the EV community!

With the launch of this new website and given that Symantec is encouraging users to post their own blogs I thought I would give it a go.  

First, let me introduce myself.  I am Tony Sterling and I was an original KVS employee.  I started out in support with version 4 cp7.  (yes they used to be called cp's.  Don't ask.  :) )

Over the years I have held a few roles with EV from being Tech Lead, Backline Engineering Support, Solutions Architect, Lead Technical Architect, and Regional Product Manager.  After nearly 5 years I am now working for a partner and am still excited about where EV has come and where it is going.  I think version 8 has been a great success so far and can't wait to see what comes next.  

I plan to blog an article at least once a month. (that may seem low, but I do have a full-time job too!) That said, I would like to hear from you about things you would like to see...