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 File System Archiving
You can set up Enterprise Vault File System Archiving (FSA) to archive files from network shares. Users can then access the archived files through facilities such as Enterprise Vault Search, or by using shortcuts in the original locations.
The Enterprise Vault Compatibility Charts provide a full list of the target platforms, operating systems, and protocols that Enterprise Vault supports for FSA. They also list the supported operating systems for client access of archived items, including opening Internet and Placeholder shortcuts to archived items.
By archiving from the file system, you can gain the following immediate benefits on the volumes that are being archived:
It is easy to archive files. You may have files that you want to add to your archive system, perhaps because of legal requirements. You can create an archiving policy to archive them all immediately.
Files that are archived are indexed, so they are searchable.
Previous versions of archived files are retained. When a user creates a new version of a file that has been archived, that new version will be archived when it is matched by the rules you define. All the earlier archived versions of the file are retained and are searchable.
There may be an immediate space usage reduction.
The Retention Folder feature enables you to create a hierarchy of folders automatically on file servers, to be managed by Enterprise Vault and archived according to assigned policies. For example, you could create a hierarchy of retention folders in every user's home folder.
FSA Reporting provides summary reports on the active data on your file servers, and on the data that has been archived from them.
A separate guide contains best practices information for implementing File System Archiving with Enterprise Vault. See the following article on the Veritas Support website: