How to Move a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store

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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.

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Solution

Moving a Vault Store Partition or Vault Store consists of four steps:

 
StepSummary of Step
Step 1Confirm all archived items have been backed up (SQL Server)
 
Step 2Set backup mode, stop services, and copy vault stores or vault store partition to new location (Enterprise Vault Server)
Step 3Update the Vault Store location in SQL (SQL Server)
 
Step 4Start 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 Enterprise Manager (SQL 2000) or SQL Server Management Studio (SQL 2005, 2008 2012)
     
  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.


Note: If the partition is moved without waiting for the Watchfile table to be cleared, Enterprise Vault versions 9.0 (Base) and below will need to have the Itemname column in the Watchfile table, updated to reflect the new path to the items that are waiting to be secured. To do this, refer to 000037430 to update the item location. For versions 9.0.1 and above the Itemname field is a relative path and does not need to be updated.



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: For more information about Enterprise Vault backup mode review 000102396

  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 Enterprise Manager (SQL 2000) or SQL Server Management Studio (SQL 2005)

  1. Expand Databases
     
  2. Expand EnterpriseVaultDirectory
     
  3. Expand Tables
     
  4. Right-click the VaultStoreEntry table then 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 table then 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 In the PartitionRootPath column to indicate the new location of the 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: For more information about Enterprise Vault backup mode review 000102396
 

 

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