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 to choose a location for safety copies
By default Enterprise Vault retains safety copies of items that have been archived. Enterprise Vault keeps the safety copies until the vault store partition in which they are archived has been backed up or replicated.
The default is for Enterprise Vault to use the original items as safety copies. This default means that Enterprise Vault must wait until the vault store partition has been backed up or replicated before it can delete the original items. The original items must stay in the original locations until the backup or replication is complete.
You do not need safety copies if all changes on the device that hosts the vault store partition are immediately replicated to a duplicate device.
There is an alternative location for safety copies: you can configure vault stores so that Enterprise Vault keeps the safety copies on the storage queue. This mechanism means that Enterprise Vault can remove the original items as soon as they have been archived. The storage space in the original location is recovered quickly.
When an item is archived using IMAP access Enterprise Vault always keeps the safety copy on the storage queue, regardless of whether you choose to keep safety copies in the original location or on the storage queue.
The storage queue location should be on a fault-tolerant device (RAID 1 or higher). The device must have sufficient space for all items on the queue. If you intend to use the storage queue for safety copies then there must be enough space to keep them until after the next backup.
You can change the storage queue location on the Storage Queue tab of the Storage service properties.
In the properties of each vault store you can configure specific safety copy options for mail journal items. For example, you could choose to delete journal items as soon as they have been archived but to retain safety copies of items that are archived from other sources.
Enterprise Vault checks for safety copies to remove when the Storage service is started and also when backup mode is cleared from the vault store.