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
About retention plans
With a retention plan, you can associate a retention category with a number of other settings and apply them all to one or more archives. The extra settings that you can apply with a retention plan include the following:
A classification policy
One or more retention folders
The criteria for discarding expired items
Applying a retention plan to an archive gives you greater control over the retention periods of the items in the archive. In particular, a retention plan lets you dispose of already-archived items by giving them a different retention period than the one that Enterprise Vault first gave them when it archived the items. For example, you can configure a retention plan so that Enterprise Vault expires the affected items according to the retention category that you have associated with the retention plan, and not the retention categories that Enterprise Vault originally assigned to them.
If you choose to set a classification policy with a retention plan then, for the archives to which you assign the retention plan, the classification policy determines the following:
Whether to classify items at the same time that Enterprise Vault indexes and archives them. After Enterprise Vault has applied the classification tags, users of applications like Compliance Accelerator and Discovery Accelerator can use them to filter items when they conduct searches and reviews.
Whether to classify items when users manually delete them or Enterprise Vault automatically expires them.
For more information on the classification feature, see the Classification guides.
The retention folders that are described here differ from the Domino and File System Archiving retention folders that are described elsewhere in the Enterprise Vault documentation. You create Domino and File System Archiving retention folders on the sources from which Enterprise Vault archives items, but you create the retention folders that are described here in the archives themselves.
In this release, you can create this second type of retention folder in Exchange archives and Internet Mail archives only.
The retention folder feature lets you control the retention and expiry of archived items at the folder level within your users' archives. Use this feature to create a single retention folder or a hierarchy of folders in these archives. The attributes that you set for each retention folder determine the retention and expiry settings that Enterprise Vault applies to the items in the folder. For example, you can create a folder that applies a retention category with a one-year retention period to the items, overriding the retention categories that Enterprise Vault has previously applied to them. You can further choose whether the subfolders of the retention folder inherit their retention and expiry settings from it or have their own settings.
The retention and expiry settings that you define for a retention folder override those that you define elsewhere in Enterprise Vault, such as in the associated retention plan or at the site level.
Through facilities such as Virtual Vault, Enterprise Vault Search, and IMAP, users can access the retention folders and move items into or out of them.