Clearwell Enterprise Vault Journal Collection Tasks hang at "Waiting for content retriever threads to exit..."

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Either when attempting to stop an Enterprise Vault (EV) Journal collection the task remains in 'Stopping' status or the Collection appears hung.  Inspection of the Job Status log repeats the line "Waiting for content retriever threads to exit..." 

Error Message

"Waiting for content retriever threads to exit..." 


No checking mechanism was in place to 'clean up' idle threads.



Resolved in version 7.1.2 FIX2

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1.  Stop, then start the collection task for hung collections.
2.  Restart Clearwell services for collections stuck in 'Stopping' mode.


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