How to Move a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store to a different location on the same server.

How to Move a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store to a different location on the same server.

Article: 100016652
Last Published: 2018-11-26
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Product(s): Enterprise Vault

Problem

This article describes how to move a vault store partition or vault store on the same Enterprise Vault server from one location to another.

Note: This article discusses the procedures to move a vault store partition from NTFS or Network location and does not perform migrations of the data from one platform to another such as Centera to ECS. 

Solution

Moving a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store consists of four steps:
 
Step Summary of Step
Step 1 Confirm all archived items have been backed up (SQL Server)
 
Step 2 Set backup mode, stop services, and copy vault stores or vault store partition to new location (Enterprise Vault Server)
Step 3 Update the Vault Store location in SQL (SQL Server)
 
Step 4 Start services, confirm archived items can be opened, and clear backup mode (Enterprise Vault Server)

  

Note: Run a full backup on the EV SQL databases and vault store partitions before proceeding.  Review the Best Practices for Enterprise Vault Backup for more information.
 



Step 1

Confirm all archived items have been backed up (SQL Server)
 
  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio 
     
  2. Run the following query: 

            USE [Vault Store Database Name]
            SELECT COUNT(*)
            FROM WatchFile

     
  3. If the count is 0, proceed to step 2. If the count is greater than 0, there are items left waiting either backup or indexing.

 


Step 2

Set backup mode, stop services, and copy vault stores or vault store partition to new location (Enterprise Vault Server)
 

  1. Set Backup Mode
     
    1. In the left pane of the administration console, expand the Vault Store Group container.
    2. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to be placed in backup mode, and click Set State > Set Backup Mode on all Vault Store

    Note: More information about Enterprise Vault backup mode.

  2. Stop all Enterprise Vault services
  3. Copy the Vault Store data from the old location to the new location.
 

Step 3

Update the location of the Vault Store Partition(s) in the EnterpriseVaultDirectory database
 

Open SQL Server Management Studio 

  1. Expand Databases
     
  2. Expand EnterpriseVaultDirectory
     
  3. Expand Tables
     
  4. Right-click the VaultStoreEntry and select Open Table or Select Top 1000 Rows
     
  5. Search the VaultStoreName column for the VaultStore that contains the partition that is being moved and take note of the corresponding VaultStoreEntryId
     
  6. Close the VaultStoreEntry table
     
  7. Right-click the PartitionEntry and select Open Table or Edit Top 200 Rows.
     
  8. In the VaultStoreEntryId column, locate the VaultStoreEntryId from step 5 that corresponds to the Partition that is being moved
     
  9. Modify the PartitionRootPath column with the updated location of the moved Partition
     
  10. Repeat for each Partition that is being moved
     

Note:  If the location is a NAS device and not a local drive, simply update the PartitionRootPath to the new UNC path rather than using a local file path.

 


Step 4

Start services, confirm archived items can be opened, and clear backup mode (Enterprise Vault Server)
  1. Start all Enterprise Vault services
     
  2. Confirm archived items can be opened
     
  3. Clear backup mode
     
    1. In the left pane of the administration console, expand the Vault Store Group container.
    2. Right-click the vault store group whose vault stores need to have backup mode cleared, and click Set State > Clear Backup Mode on all Vault Stores
  Note: More information about Enterprise Vault backup mode, please refer How to verify backup mode for Enterprise Vault (EV) event log using Event ID messages
 

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