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Alex Brown | 09 Aug 2013 | 4 comments

PST files are a bit of a paradox- they’re equally great and painful. End-users love them because they are in total control of how and where they save their valuable messages for easy access later. IT departments hate them due to their unstable nature (especially when they grow into the multiple GB territory) and their ability to consume vast quantities of File Server resources.

This is an age old problem and one that Symantec Enterprise Vault has been helping resolve for many years. It is better for everyone if end-users make use of a centralized, managed archive for their long term message retention needs and allow IT departments to remove the need for PST files, which helps free up the disk, backup and support desk overhead associated with PST usage. End-users are happy, and IT departments are happy. How often can you say that?

At Symantec, we recognize that PST eradication is difficult. To try and make this process as easy as possible, we have made...

Alex Brown | 12 Jul 2013 | 8 comments

Today the Enterprise Vault team celebrates the release of 10.0.4 and what a release it is!

10.0.4 is our largest ever Enterprise Vault service pack. It contains more features, fixes and performance and scalability testing cycles than we’ve ever put into a single service pack release before. We have also successfully been running 10.0.4 internally in our production environment since March. If that doesn’t whet your appetite, then let’s take a brief look at what is included in this release:

Enterprise Vault Extensions: A framework that enables Symantec Technology Enabled Program (STEP) partners to develop new archiving applications to extend the set of content sources that can be archived by Enterprise Vault along with the ability to view and manage these Extensions through the Vault Administration Console.

PST migration enhancements: ...

Alex Brown | 03 Jul 2013 | 2 comments

** Added 1st August **

Final update.

The hotfix referenced below is now available for download via the link below: http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6602

The good news is that we pulled in CU2 support as well. Therefore this EV 10.0.4 hotfix will provide support for archiving from all Exchange 2013 environments, native or mixed mode.

 

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**Added 29th July **

Support for Exchange 2013 original release and CU1 running in mixed mode is coming this week.

It will require EV 10.0.4 and a new server-side hotfix which will be released by end of this week (week commencing 29th July). I'll update this blog once this hotfix is available.

Support for Exchange 2013 CU2 in both native and mixed mode will follow and be available by mid-August. More details on this to follow.

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Amy Dugdale | 12 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

Today we are announcing that Enterprise Vault.cloud supports journal archiving from Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, which is great news for our customers considering an upgrade to the new platform. It is also great news for organizations that may not have an archive in place yet, but are looking to add one to help streamline their migration process (more on that here), while meeting their long-term information retention requirements and eDiscovery needs.

Any time I discuss the migration process with a customer, the conversation almost always turns to ingestion, which makes sense (if you are taking it out of one place, you likely need to put it in another place, right?).

Let’s cover what I mean by “ingestion” when talking about Enterprise Vault.cloud – this is a carefully outlined process followed by our specially-trained Data Management team that allows us to...

Andy Nash | 01 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

I just wanted to give you an update on Enterprise Vault's Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS) compatibility. We've just updated the Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH38537 To indicate that EV 10.0.1 and above along with the existing EV 9.0.3 and above versions of the product are FIPS compatible.

What does this mean?

Any customer that requires a FIPS compatible version of EV can now upgrade to EV 10.0.1 or above (we'd always recommend the latest version available); if you're not aware of all the great EV 10 features, take a look at our why upgrade guide: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC5617...

Darren Locke | 18 Feb 2013 | 3 comments

 

I’ve been asked a few times recently as to whether there is any way to display thumbnails of archived images. The short answer is no there is not. Windows deliberately does not display the thumbnail for offline (archived) files. This could cause a mass recall of archived files each time you browse a folder in Windows/File Explorer. This is something you do not want, particularly if the archived files are on slow media such as tape. So Windows leaves you with a generic image thumbnail for archived files.

If you have hundreds or thousands of images in a folder, then it makes it very difficult to work out which image you want if they have been archived. While there is no direct fix for this, I have come up with a workaround which you may be able to use in certain situations.

The premise of the workaround is to create a separate thumbnail file which does not get archived. So when browsing a folder you would see the thumbnail and the archived file,...

Alex Brown | 08 Feb 2013 | 1 comment

 

Sounds strange doesn't it? Exchange Journaling, the process used by thousands of Exchange customers all over the world to ensure that have a defensible and reliable eDiscovery position, has been called into question by... Microsoft!

So why would Microsoft state that Journaling is insecure?

Microsoft consider that any data that leaves Exchange is inherently insecure as it no longer resides in the Exchange store. On this basis, that’s any data not in the store: mailboxes in Outlook cached mode, messages viewed on many common mobile devices, OWA 2013 when it caches messages, PST files (yes we all know about PST's). The reality is that "insecure" really boils down to your security practices and perimeters, and your comfort with data extending beyond it.

The other side to this is handling the volumes of messages generated as a result of enabling Exchange Journaling; it can be substantial. Enterprise Vault has customers...

Darren Locke | 21 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

 

Hopefully you have seen our announcement that Enterprise Vault 10.0.3 is now generally available. This is an important release for us as it brings support for the latest wave of Microsoft products. I’d like to take a little time to talk about the File System Archiving (FSA) support for Windows Server 2012.

Windows Server 2012 brings a wealth of new storage features to the table which will greatly help a Windows or storage administrator. However, one of the inevitabilities of life these days is the ever increasing data volumes. Whilst Windows Server 2012 will allow you to scale to greater storage capacities, it does little to actually curtail the data growth.

One of the new features of Windows Server 2012 is the addition of block level...

Alex Brown | 18 Jan 2013 | 24 comments

 

Today Enterprise Vault reaches an important milestone, and it is with great pleasure that I can announce the general availability of Enterprise Vault 10.0.3. For those of you who have been waiting for this release, you can download the bits from Symantec File Connect here and install right away.

“So what’s in this release? It’s just a service pack isn’t it?” I hear you say.

Enterprise Vault 10.0.3 not only brings a whole host of updates to give support for the latest and greatest Microsoft and Domino offerings but it also includes some great new features and functionality aimed specifically at making administering Enterprise Vault easier. Let’s take a brief look at what’s included:

  • Support for Microsoft Exchange Server 2013
  • Support for Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Support for Microsoft Outlook 2013 (on the desktop)
  • Support...
Mark Olsen | 16 Jan 2013 | 1 comment

Data volumes are exploding.  We see it all around us. The problem is that too much data can have a very negative impact on user productivity. Think about how long it takes to sift through emails after returning from vacation?  Consider how long it takes to complete a purchase on an Ecommerce sight on Black Friday?  The more data, the longer any of these processes take and the more time spent combing through more and more data.  The Informatica Application Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) team is working with Symantec and our customers to help them find ways to control the impact of ‘too much data’. We are helping them to define projects that improve their ability to meet SLAs and application performance, reduce costs and mitigate any compliance risks – all while IT budgets remain relatively flat.

If enterprises don’t take a proactive stance on managing data growth in both Structured and Unstructured data sources, data will...