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c3lsius | 16 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

Do you ever feel like managing your organization’s data is a daunting task? You are not alone. With the rapid growth of unstructured  dark data, organizations face increasing risk of inappropriate data access as well as rising compliance and storage costs.  So what can be done to get a handle on data?  The first step is data governance.

In this session, you will learn how to:

  • Use Data Insight to understand your files
  • Go beyond meta-data to understand who owns the files
  • Understand data ownership allowing  you to broker conversations with the business
  • Archive relevant content to Enterprise Vault
  • Govern to increase business value, reduce risk and lower costs

Please join Symantec’s experts Christine Emilie Lim, Robert Mossi and Ketan Shah on Wednesday, July 24th at 9:30 am PT to learn how Data Insight and Enterprise Vault enable organizations to reduce risks, decrease...

Alex Sakaguchi | 15 Jul 2013 | 0 comments


The Virtual Vision Google+ Hangout Series has been going strong for four weeks with Hangouts from NetBackup, Clearwell and Enterprise Vault and Backup Exec.

Couldn’t attend one of the previous Hangouts? Don’t worry, you can catch the recordings, view the supporting documents, or ask questions via the Google+ event pages.

Make sure to mark your calendars for the upcoming events throughout the rest of July and August. You can RSVP, view more details about the events and watch recordings after the events have taken place all on the Google+ event pages.

Check back here to see updates on the sessions, or follow @Symantec on Twitter, add +Symantec to your Google+ Circles or like us on Facebook ...

Rob.Wilcox | 14 Jul 2013 | 2 comments
From time to time it happens that your Vault Store partitions might get almost completely full.  As we've seen Enterprise Vault has a number of protection mechanisms in place which try to prevent the situation where the partitions become 100% full.  These are similar mechanisms to the 'old' Exchange reserve log files, and try to ensure that the services remain in a good state, rather than just crashing when the space is completely consumed.
But, when you're getting very close to the maximum size of your vault store partitions, what is there that you can do?
The first port of call is that you can create a new partition and close the current one.  This will prevent more data being written to the current partition.
Another option would be to do the same, but, also enable and run collections on the now closed partition.  But sometimes this isn't desirable...
Rob.Wilcox | 11 Jul 2013 | 1 comment

A question that comes about frequently relates to what steps need to be performed if one of the Enterprise Vault databases need to be moved to a new location on an existing SQL Server.

The answer is that in most cases this doesn't have anything to do with Enterprise Vault, it's all purely SQL related. However, if you want to do the belt and braces approach, I'd suggest the following:

- Stop the EV Admin Service
- Move the database using SQL Server Management Studio
- Start the EV Admin Service

The reason for the 'full stop' rather than just putting EV in to read-only mode is that whilst in read-only mode retrievals, and queries in general are still needed against the Enterprise Vault databases.

Rob.Wilcox | 07 Jul 2013 | 0 comments
Sometimes issues appear on the Enterprise Vault server post installation that seem very odd. Perhaps they're problems with conversion or processing particular messages. Sometimes the answer lies in relaying down the Enterprise Vault binaries, sometimes the answer re-registering a particular DLL, or set of DLL's.  This final step is done as part of the re-installation of binaries, but a quicker method exists.
There is a file called FileReRegister.bat, which is quite useful. If you open it and take a look you'll see lots of entries in it, registering DLL files like this:
It's worth a try to open an elevated command prompt, navigate to the Enterprise Vault program folder, and executing the batch file. Have you...
Rob.Wilcox | 03 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

I am sure like many people you are already familiar with the VMWare + Enterprise Vault Best Practices Guide.  Here is the post where I wrote about that.  It's been a while coming, but now there is a Hyper-V Guide too.  

Many people will have adapted the information from the VMWare Best Practices Guide, so, now is the time to back through the configuration, with the new guide, and see if anything is a-miss.

Link to the Guide:

Rob.Wilcox | 03 Jul 2013 | 2 comments

I've been thinking about high availability with regards to Enterprise Vault for a few weeks now.  A long time ago, in a far away place, there was a whitepaper which described some of the techniques that people can employ to make Enterprise Vault highly available.

I couldn't find the whitepaper on the Symantec web site any longer, but I did find a copy here.

Essentially the whitepaper talks about :

* Building blocks + Update Service Locations

* Veritas Cluster Server

* Microsoft Clustering

All of these of course have their pro's and con's.  One thing that they do miss out on a little bit is the 'data' side of things.  The Vault Store Partition data in particular.  One of the options available for that is ...

Rob.Wilcox | 01 Jul 2013 | 0 comments

If you have ever wondered what the basic process flow is when an item is stored by Enterprise Vault, look no further than the following article:

It's a good read if you wonder what all the different moving parts have to do in order to get an item stored on disk.

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...

Matthew Nelson | 28 Jun 2013 | 0 comments

With the 2013 Symantec eDiscovery in Government Educational (EDGE) Summit now behind us-and participants still buzzing about several of the presentations-I thought it might be helpful to recap some of the key insights covered, especially for those unable to attend.

First and foremost, our panel discussion on the future of predictive coding in the public sector was unquestionably one of the event's highlights. During this session, we learned from the Honorable Andrew J. Peck-a United States Magistrate Judge, "law and technology" expert, and the first to address the use of predictive coding in eDiscovery-about the need for FOIA and litigation technology in light of shrinking budgets and staff shortages in government. In particular, we learned that predictive coding can cut litigation costs in half by reducing attorney fees. (After all, the average lawyer can only manually review 50-60 documents per hour, and cases can often have upwards of 1 million.)

However, we also...