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 archiving policies
In the Enterprise Vault Administration Console you define File archiving policies to control which files are archived by FSA. You can apply policies to whole disks (volume policies), or to folders and subfolders (folder policies) as required.
A policy contains one or more archiving rules that you define to select the files you want Enterprise Vault to archive. You can apply the archiving rules in any order, as required. In combination with the other policy settings, the result is that you have a flexible mechanism to archive precisely what is required.
For example, you can create archiving policies that do the following:
Start archiving when the volume is 80% full and continue until the volume is 60% full.
Archive all files older than 30 days except Hidden and System files.
Archive *.zip and *.avi files that are older than three days and larger than 20 MB.
Delete *.bak files that have not been accessed in the last week, without archiving them.
Archive *.doc files and do not create a shortcut for each file until one month after it was last modified.
A number of predefined file groups are available to enable you to quickly add the required file types to the policy.
File System Archiving can archive all file types. However, some file types such as executable files and .PST files are not suitable candidates for file archiving. The Default Volume Policy and Default Folder Policy include archiving rules that you can use to exclude unsuitable file types from archiving and shortcut creation. For more details, see Setting up File System Archiving.