Enterprise Vault™ PST Migration
- About this guide
- Introduction to PST migration
- PST file ownership
- PST migration: scripted
- Output from PST migration
- PST migration: wizard-assisted
- PST migration: Locate and Migrate
- Setting up PST Locate and Migrate
- Configuring the holding folder for PST Locate and Migrate
- Creating and configuring the PST Locator, PST Collector, and PST Migrator tasks
- Migrating PST files using PST Locate and Migrate
- Running the PST Locator task to find domains and computers
- Running the PST Locator task to find PST files
- PowerShell cmdlets for PST migration
- PST migration: client-driven migration
- About client-driven PST migration
- Enabling mailboxes for PST client-driven migration
About PST file ownership
Establishing the ownership of a PST file is important for storing its contents into the appropriate user's archive. Enterprise Vault determines the ownership using several methods.
If the PST file is found in a user's Outlook profile, then that user is considered to be the owner of the PST file. For all other PST files that are found on the network, Enterprise Vault tries to determine ownership in the following ways:
PST file marking. You can configure the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In so that, when a user starts Outlook, the Enterprise Vault Outlook Add-In writes a marker into each PST file that is listed in the mail profile. The marker indicates the Enterprise Vault site, the associated archive, and the associated retention category. If PST Migrator finds one of these marked PST files, it can read this information and determine the mailbox that owns the default archive.
PST message sampling. If you have chosen to use message sampling to identify the owner, and a possible owner is found, then that user's mailbox is used.
You can use message sampling as the initial method to identify PST file owners or you may allow Enterprise Vault to use this method only if PST file marking fails. You can configure this by editing the Personal Store Management properties.
If Enterprise Vault cannot determine the ownership of the PST file, the associated mailbox, and its corresponding archive, then the PST file status is displayed as Not ready. You need to edit the properties of the PST file to provide the required information, and change the status to Ready to copy. You can also select a default archive to store the PST files that have no owners identified.