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Rob.Wilcox | 18 Aug 2013 | 3 comments

A while ago I wrote about some of the Enterprise Vault process diagrams which have been made available, that post is here.

Now there is a nice technote which lists lots, and lots, and lots of different process diagrams – take a look at:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO77305

Rob.Wilcox | 26 Jul 2013 | 2 comments

I have seen a few posts on the Connect Forums which talk about a variety of steps to get your current Enterprise Vault environment to EV 10 (or 10.0.1, 10.0.2, etc). Each expert has their own opinion of the steps which should be taken, and I'm not alone in that particular game either. I know that there are many options, perhaps too many?

Let's assume at the start of this exercise you have a nice, working, Enterprise Vault 9 server running on Windows 2003 SP 2 - it's old school stuff. Your storage is a network share. Your SQL Server is (of course) on a different server.

The options that I have seen discussed are :

* Forklift to new 64 bit hardware, with the same EV 9 version. Upgrade to EV 10.

* Use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to go to 64 bit hardware. Update to EV 10.

* Use the Server Settings Migration Wizard to go straight to EV 10 on 64 bit hardware

Each of these has their pro's and con's. Which would you...

Rob.Wilcox | 30 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

In the Enterprise Vault world an archive is a collection of objects which have been pulled-into (or ingested into, as it is sometimes called) Enterprise Vault. This collection of object has a name, and a type.  Here are some of the common types that you might encounter:

 

Mailbox Archive

This is an archive relating to a particular user/mailbox from an Exchange server.  This can also include resource mailboxes.  This archive is called a 'structured archive' meaning that the folder structure from the mailbox is maintained in the Enterprise Vault archive too.  Over time you can see that items from the mailbox are replaced by shortcuts, and the 'full item' is stored in the users archive.  Sometimes shortcuts aren't created when archiving, and sometimes the shortcut is deleted by a user, or by the system... the original item though, in full, can still exist in the archive.  It can also be more than that though...

Rob.Wilcox | 15 Apr 2013 | 2 comments

 

Vault Store partition data grows over time, there is almost no stopping it.  It holds true whether you're archiving from SharePoint, Exchange, Domino or File Servers.  For many small to medium organisations the problems becomes how to backup all that data in a timely, frequently manner in case of disaster striking.  One possible way is to implement a partition closure strategy.  Below I'll describe how to close a partition, what happens when you do so, and how this might affect what you have to then backup regularly.
 
In the Vault Admin Console under the Vault Store node the right hand window (shown below) shows you a list of partitions that are contained within that Vault Store.  Many people will have just the one which was created and configured when the Vault Store was created.
 
It is possible to close that single partition - makes archiving hard to do afterwards - but at...