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Rob.Wilcox | 19 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

Enterprise Vault File System Archiving has over the last few years had many improvements made to it to really just the 'Enterprise' title. One of the best of these is a checkpoint mechanism. In this post I'll explain a little about how it works and how it can really help.

If you have a large file server with 10,000's of folders, and millions of files, it really doesn't matter how big you make the archiving window it is unlikely that the archiving task will manage to get through evaluating every single file. Prior to the introduction of the checkpoint mechanism this was a big problem for Enterprise Vault administrators. What would happen is that each time the archiving task started it would scan through folders and files and start archiving and processing them.. but it would never get to some folders.

People tried many things to get the task to complete a full pass, such...

Rob.Wilcox | 01 Feb 2013 | 5 comments

 

Adding an additional Client Access Server (CAS) in your Exchange 2007 or Exchange 2010 environment is something that you probably need to do.  The question is what impact does this have on the Enterprise Vault environment?  Sometimes it is quite some time after the initial setup of the environment and how the EV + OWA side of things is long forgotten.  The steps to add an additional CAS are quite simple:

 

1. Edit the IP restrictions on the EVAnon virtual directory

- Add in the IP address of your new CAS server.

 

2. Edit the ExchangeServers.txt file

- Add in the IP address of your new CAS server.

 

3. Install the EV OWA Extensions.

- To add the EV functionality.

 

And that is it!  It's really that simple.  In the first step you are making the change 'live' to the environment.  In the second step you...

Rob.Wilcox | 20 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

 

It occurred to me just the other day that my blog has a whole variety of information on it relating to Enterprise Vault, but quite a bit of it is at a deep technical level.  I mean, there is nothing which covers the ‘basics’.  There is nothing to say ‘Where do I go to get started?’.

I’m going to correct that in a series of blog posts under the ‘Getting Started’ umbrella.  They will have a tag assigned to them, so you can find them quickly.  Some of them will also go in to a bit of technical detail, but for the most part I will (attempt to) keep them light.

 

So try this link, hopefully it'll show up in search results soon :)

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blog-tags/...

Rob.Wilcox | 20 Jan 2013 | 8 comments

 

One of the things that is mentioned a lot on these forums is the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-in.  But what is it?  

In a nutshell the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-in provides a number of abilities to Outlook users: 

Possibly the most common thing that it allows you to do is to retrieve items that have been archived.  The Add-in is closely integrated with Outlook so when you double click on an item which is archived Outlook passes control to the Add-in and the Add-in then performs a number of actions which eventually include displaying the retrieved version of the archived item.

It has other actions such as archiving, restoring, deleting, cancelling, PST migration, searching and an Archive Explorer component which allows the archive to be viewed along with it's structure.

The Add-in is governed by the Enterprise Vault Desktop Policy associated with the users mailbox and archive.  This policy controls which...

Rob.Wilcox | 16 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

 

It is a term that many people in Enterprise Vault will know about.  It is used in Enterprise Vault File System Archiving, but even if you don't use FSA then you may still know what it is.  Essentially it's a 'shortcut' or stub which points to the archived file.  In order to process the retrieval of a placeholder then the Enterprise Vault placeholder service has to be involved.  If that isn't working, then retrieval of the item is going to fail.  It appears when you look at it in Windows Explorer to be exactly the same as the original file (except the little X in the icon), but it is in fact a special file which when an application opens the file (even notepad) forces Enterprise Vault to retrieve the original file.

 

Placeholders can be used when:

* The FSA Agent is installed on the file server (in the case of a Windows based file sever).  The volume must also be NTFS.

* If the location...