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 archiving works
Archived items are indexed by Enterprise Vault to enable fast searching and retrieval. The administrator can set the level of indexing required.
When an item is archived, it is automatically assigned a Retention Category, which defines how long it must be kept. The administrator can define different Retention Categories for different types of data. As Enterprise Vault monitors the archives, it can then delete items when the retention period expires.
Figure: Enterprise Vault tasks and services store data in archives describes how Enterprise Vault tasks and services store data in archives.
The original items can be replaced with shortcuts to the archived copy. In this way primary storage on user computers and servers can be freed up. From the end users' point of view, they will still be able to access the items as before.
Some examples of configuration options are as follows:
The time and frequency of archiving runs.
What is to be archived. Some of the attributes that can be used to define whether a file is to be archived are: where the file is located, file age, file type, size.
Where particular archived items are to be stored.
Available Retention Categories.
Required level of indexing.
Whether shortcuts are to be created and their contents.
What access users are to be allowed to have to archived items.