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 archiving strategies
This section considers the main points that you need to consider when defining how archiving is to be implemented in your organization and describes configurations settings that will enable you to implement your strategy. Your archiving strategy will determine how you set up Enterprise Vault.
The considerations that you must weigh include the following:
What types of data you want to archive: user mailbox items, journaled items, public folders, files on file servers or SharePoint servers.
Which mailboxes, journal mailboxes, public folders, file servers and SharePoint servers to target for archiving.
How often to archive the archiving targets.
The vault stores to use for particular archives.
Required indexing levels.
The policies needed for each archiving target.
The Retention Categories and Retention Plans to define.
Whether to use the classification feature to classify the items that Enterprise Vault archives.
How and when shortcuts and items are to be deleted.
The type of shortcuts to use in mailboxes and on file servers.
Whether to enable archives automatically for mailboxes, public folders and SharePoint site collections.
Whether to keep safety copies, and where to keep them.
Which settings to apply across the site.
How to configure single instance storage for your archives.
Location of PST and NSF files and how they are to be archived.
How much flexibility you give users.
How much Enterprise Vault functionality to show on the users' desktops.
These options, and others, are considered in the following sections.