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Darren Locke | 26 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

This is the third in my series of what's new for File System Archiving in Enterprise Vault v9.  Here I want to focus on a new utility we've delivered called FSAUndelete. This is there to help you when you need to granularly restore placeholders from a backup image and where you have Delete on Delete enabled.

We all know that sooner or later end users will ask the IT department to restore some files that have been accidentally deleted. If you've been archiving the file system, then that restore request  may need to include non-archived files as well as placeholders pointing to the archived content.

If you have not enabled Delete on Delete then there is nothing additional to worry about. Restoring placeholders from a backup image will straight away work. Better still, instead of having the IT team do the restore, point the user to Archive Explorer and let them recover the files themselves directly from the archive.

However, if you are using...

Alex Brown | 25 Nov 2010 | 0 comments

We've had lots of comments and questions around how to configure Enterprise Vault 9.0 archiving from an Exchange Server 2010 environment - specifically when using Database Availability Groups.

To answer these questions and more we have recently published a whitepaper which includes:

  • A high level overview of changes in Exchange Server 2010 that affects customers using Enterprise Vault
  • A description of the interaction between Enterprise Vault 9.0 and Exchaneg Server 2010.
  • A typical deployment scenario with commentary around configuration steps

Download the whitepaper from here:

Glenn Martin | 15 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

Essential Links

Earlier this year I published an article with details about where to find the most asked for documents & other useful info. This links is still something I give out to customers,partners and internal folks at Symantec. The article should really help you to help yourself and I've just updated it to reflect the new locations since our support site had a revamp.

So if you haven't read the following post before, go check it out, you'll find links to all the essential documents you need to read, such as the  compatibility guide,performance guide and many others.


Also I've heard that some of you are missing the Digest links which used to be a useful reference to see what recent technotes have been published for a given...

Glenn Martin | 12 Nov 2010 | 1 comment

I've heard from a few customers/partners that they missed the fact that we had released EV8 SP5 so I'd like to rectify that with this post. 

We're sorry about this because (a) We normally try to post here to remind your all (b) the transition to our new SymWise system has meant that not all of you got notified via the EV Digest notifications (I will deal with that in another post shortly)

So with all that said, we're pleased to say that we shipped V8 SP5 a few weeks ago. This isn't a release that you'll find any specific new features in because it's a HF roll up SP but you can get the release notes and browse through the changes using the following link.

As with all our new releases & service packs, you can download them via our...

Darren Locke | 08 Nov 2010 | 3 comments

Well, it's been too long since the last blog entry. I hope to make amends with that in the coming weeks and hope to be able to complete my series of blogs detailing the new FSA features that we delivered in Enterprise Vault v9.

In this blog, I want to focus on the second new FSAUtility option - bulk recall. Like with the placeholder migration blog I wrote here , you may be thinking that FSAUtility already had this functionality. You would be partially correct.

Existing versions of FSAUtility have the -t bulk restore option. We have introduced a new -b bulk recall option. Restore? Recall? What's the difference you may be asking. Let me explain.

Bulk restore will use the Enterprise Vault databases to work out what is needed to be restored to the file server. If you gave it a path of...

Alex Brown | 03 Nov 2010 | 22 comments

There has been alot of traffic recently around Enterprise Vault support for Outlook 2011 so I thought I'd take this opportunity to discuss this topic.

Outlook 2011 is a new email client from Microsoft that improves and enhancements the previous Microsoft Mac based email client aka Entourage. Outlook 2011 was made generally available on the 26th of October and demand is expected to be high, especially for those already using Entourage as their main Mac email client.

As a result we are already hard at work generating an Enterprise Vault client that will be compatible with this new email client and efforts are well underway. As Outlook 2011 is a brand new client from Microsoft, and not an Entourage upgrade, work will take longer than just certifying a release however I expect to be able to communicate our plans to make this client available to market in the near future.

In the meantime I'd like to hear abour your plans for Outlook 2011 and timescales...

Alex Brown | 13 Oct 2010 | 72 comments

I’m very pleased to announce that we will very shortly be making available a production Enterprise Vault client for Outlook 2010.

The EV 9.0.1 client will be made available earlier than the full 9.0.1 release (which is scheduled for release later in the year) and will be released on the 22ndOctober 2010. On this date the EV 9.0.1 client will be uploaded to Symantec FileConnect and will be available to download from Monday 25thOctober onwards.

The early release 9.0.1 client will be fully supported for production use and will offer support for Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 (32bit and 64bit). It will be supported against EV Server versions 8.0.4 and 9.0. It will also offer English language support only (full internationalisation will only occur in time for the full 9.0.1 kit release later in the year). More information, including full documentation, will be included in the client kit.


Darren Locke | 08 Sep 2010 | 17 comments

Over the coming weeks I'm going to be writing a series of blogs detailing the enhancements to Enterprise Vault File System Archiving in v9. While these may not be big headline grabbing features, I think our existing customers will find them extremely valuable and beneficial. After all, the enhancements that we have delivered for FSA in v9 have all been directly driven by customer requests and feedback.

I'm going to start off by talking about placeholder migration. Once you have deployed FSA, the ability to easily manage the archived content and to be able to move placeholders around (without recall) for things like hardware refreshes or share re-organisations is key. Now some of you may be thinking that doesn't FSAUtility already have the ability to move placeholders? The answer is yes it does, but it has specific use cases associated with it, which are not appropriate for some of the more common migration tasks.

Let me explain...

Brian Dye | 07 Sep 2010 | 0 comments

Moving forward …
As you may have seen, today (Sept. 7) Symantec announced the release of Enterprise Vault 9.0 and the NetBackup 5000 appliance.  On the Enterprise Vault side, our customers have been very eagerly awaiting both the Exchange 2010 SP1 support (roughly co-sync with MSFT!) and the new Discovery Collector offering.  In the world of data protection, I’ve heard great things from our beta testers and early adopters of the NetBackup 5000 … especially for speed of configuration, ease of deployment, and performance.  What, performance too?  Yes, it’s ripping fast! 
Of course, if you are reading this you’ve probably seen the press releases (Enterprise Vault 9.0, NetBackup 5000) already, so I won’t rehash the specifics here.
Instead, let’s...

NickW | 15 Jul 2010 | 4 comments

Hello folks,

A message from Stephanie Guaman in Symantec's User Centered Design (UCD) Group. We're doing a user study focused on our products for legal audiences interested in and familiar with E-Discovery processes. 

There's a reward, beyond just the satisfaction of telling Symantec what to do and how to do it :-)  See the attached invite for details. And thanks for helping, in advance, from the UCD and Enterprise Vault teams. 

Nick Wade
Group Product Manager, Enterprise Vault
Symantec Corporation