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Wayne Humphrey | 13 Dec 2009 | 1 comment
This SQL Script will get all List of all Archives and dispaly the following:
  • Mailbox Name
  • Exchange Server
  • Number of Items (Mailbox) 
  • Number of (Archive)
  • Mailbox Size (MB) 
  • Archive Size (MB)
  • Total Size (MB) 
  • Archive Created
  • Archive Updated
LEFT(MbxDisplayName,20) AS 'Mailbox', 
ExchangeComputer AS 'Exchange Server',
MbxItemCount AS '#Items (Mailbox)', 
VS1.ArchivedItems AS '#Items (Archive)',
MbxSize/1024 AS 'Mbx Size (MB)', 
VS1.ArchivedItemsSize/1024 AS  'Archive Size(MB)',
(mbxsize+VS1.ArchivedItemsSize)/1024 AS 'Total Size(MB)', 
VS1.CreatedDate AS 'Archive Created',
VS1.ModifiedDate AS 'Archive Updated', 
MbxExchangeState AS 'Exchange State'
EnterpriseVaultDirectory.dbo.ExchangeMailboxEntry AS EME,
EnterpriseVaultDirectory.dbo.ExchangeServerEntry AS ESE,
EVVaultStore01..ArchivePoint AS VS1
Wayne Humphrey | 08 Dec 2009 | 0 comments
Often the question of what is the different states of MbxArchivingState and MbxExchangeState in the ExchangeMailboxEntry table.

The Archiving State translates as follows:

0 = Not Enabled
1 = Enabled
2 = Disabled
3 = Re-Link

To view the Archiving State you can use the following:

SELECT count(MbxArchivingState) as '# Mailboxes',
MbxArchivingState as 'Archiving State'
FROM ExchangeMailboxEntry
GROUP BY MbxArchivingState

The Exchange State translates as follows: 

0 = Normal
1 = Hidden
2 = Deleted

To view the Exchange State you can use the following:

SELECT count(MbxExchangeState) as '# Mailboxes',
MbxExchangeState as 'Exchange State'
FROM ExchangeMailboxEntry
GROUP BY MbxExchangeState

Wayne Humphrey | 06 Dec 2009 | 0 comments

In the EV Outlook Client trace you very often see the Connection Status listed as a number.. well, what does the number mean ?

0 = Unknown connection.  You sometimes see that near the start of a client trace.
1 = Online
2 = Offline
3 = No Exchange
4 = Disconnected
5 = Cached Mode, Offline
6 = Cached Mode, Disconnected
7 = Cached Connected, headers only
8 = Cached Connected, Full items
9 = Cached Connected, “Drizzle Mode”
These are of course the Outlook to Exchange connection states, and the EV Outlook Add-in often needs to know what state things are in so that various operations can be performed (or not as the case may be).
Mnereng | 30 Sep 2009 | 3 comments

Occassionally my users end up with someone else's shortcut in thier mailbox.  They get there any number of ways: sent as attachements, cross mailbox copying, copying in and out of shared public folders, etc.  And often the user does not have access to the originating archive, so when they open the shortcut, they get the typical access denied error.  After much research, I finally came up with a solution:

  • Highlight the shortcut in Outlook
  • Hold CTRL + SHIFT, and mouse click on one of the EV buttons (ie, Archive Explorer)
  • Click on Vault Inofrmation
  • Scroll down to the "Selected Item Properties" section, and find the Saveset ID.
  • Copy everything to the right of the last tilda.  This string is called the Transaction ID (you can use the Send To Clipboard button to help with this, or copy the value manually).
  • Now you have to modify you modify the Transaction ID to fit the following format: 8 char, dash,...
jprknight | 17 Jul 2009 | 1 comment

Within our organisation we are solely concerned with email archiving. We have six Exchange 2000 active/passive clusters, with a dedicated EV server attached to each split equally across two data centres.

Before our virtualisation adventure took place we were running our EV email archiving servers on end of life hardware (End of life when the project implemented EV), which with ever increasing frequency of hardware failures took place. Typically mirrored disks would go down, raid card battery failures, RSA cards not functioning, the list goes on. It was just one big headache; and that was only the hardware.

For the software we were running on 2007 7.5 SP1, which seemed to give us no end of users complaining about their emails not completely archiving and their mailboxes not decreasing in size. We were also running on Windows 2003 SP1; which Symantec had advised us several times has serious shortcomings with MSMQs. Essentially the outgoing queues did not get processed...

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:
Windows2008R2 (possibly)

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)