Enterprise Vault™ Introduction and Planning
- About this guide
- Overview of Enterprise Vault
- How Enterprise Vault works
- About Enterprise Vault indexing
- About Enterprise Vault tasks
- About Enterprise Vault services
- About the Archive Discovery Search Service
- About the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In
- About Enterprise Vault Search
- Enterprise Vault administration
- About reporting and monitoring in Enterprise Vault
- Exchange Server archiving
- About Exchange Server archiving and user mailboxes
- Exchange Server and journal mailbox archiving
- Exchange Public Folder archiving
- File System Archiving
- Archiving Microsoft SharePoint servers
- Domino mailbox archiving
- Domino Journal archiving
- SMTP Archiving
- Skype for Business Archiving
- Enterprise Vault Accelerators
- About Compliance Accelerator
- The Compliance Accelerator client application
- About Discovery Accelerator
- Discovery Accelerator client application
- Building in resilience
- About Enterprise Vault and VCS
- About Enterprise Vault and Windows Server Failover Clustering
- About Enterprise Vault building blocks
- Planning component installation
- Where to set up the Enterprise Vault Services and Tasks
- Installation planning for client components
- Planning your archiving strategy
- How to define your archiving policy for user mailboxes
- How to plan the archiving strategy for Exchange public folders
- How to plan settings for retention categories
- How to plan vault stores and partitions
- About Enterprise Vault reports
How to archive PST file contents
You can migrate (import) the contents of Outlook PST files (Personal Folder files) into Enterprise Vault. You also have the option of creating shortcuts in users' mailboxes, which they can open to go directly to the archived items.
Enterprise Vault provides administrators with the following ways to migrate the contents of PST files into Enterprise Vault:
Scripted migration - This scripted migration facility is provided by Enterprise Vault Policy Manager. It is ideal for performing bulk migrations of PST files. It offers more flexibility than is available when using the migration wizard.
Locate and Migrate. This locates PST files on users' computers, copies them to a central location, and then migrates them. You can configure specific paths to include or exclude during PST searching. Locate and Migrate is designed to minimize the difficulties of collecting PST files from users' computers and is likely to require the least effort on your part.
Client-driven migration - It is possible for you to configure the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In so that users can perform their own PST migrations. The underlying mechanism that is used is Locate and Migrate, but users are able to queue their own PST files for migration. This can be useful if, for example, there are users with laptop computers who are in the office only one or two days a week, thus making it difficult to obtain their PST files by other methods.
To aid PST migration you can configure desktop clients so that, when a user starts Outlook, the client writes a marker into each PST file that is listed in the mail profile. When a marked PST file is subsequently imported, the marker indicates the owning mailbox.
PST migration is described fully in the PST Migration guide.