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 plan handling safety copies
Safety copies are copies of the archived items. In a mailbox, they are identified by the pending archive icon. When you set up a vault store, you must specify when Enterprise Vault deletes safety copies.
The type of environment in which you are running Enterprise Vault influences how you configure the process for safety copies.
If you are setting up a pilot system in a test environment, where there is no need to keep users' data, set up the vault store so that Enterprise Vault deletes the safety copies immediately after archiving.
If you are setting up a pilot system in a production environment, it may be necessary for users to get their data back again after testing Enterprise Vault. In this situation, edit the vault store properties so that Enterprise Vault never deletes the original items.
In the properties of each vault store you can choose to store safety copies in the original locations or on the storage queue. If you keep safety copies on the storage queue Enterprise Vault deletes the original items immediately after archiving so space in the original location is recovered soon. For example, when items are archived from an Exchange Server mailbox, mailbox icons change from "pending archive" to "archived" within a minute or two. The storage queue location must have sufficient space to retain the safety copies until after the next backup or replication of the vault store partition.
When you have completed your testing, you can set Enterprise Vault to delete the safety copies at the selected time.