Enterprise Vault (EV) has the ability to configure a folder to be excluded from file system archiving.
One example on how to utilize this feature is outlined below:
Example file system directory structure:-
-Each of the user folders has a sub folder called 'Test', i.e. Users\User1\Test
-The top level “Users” directory is shared.
Implementation Steps to create a FSA Folder policy with archiving rules of Do Not Archive.
1. Expand Policies then File. Select and right click Folder and select New-Policy.
2. For EV 9.0.2 and above you will be presented with the following screen first:
All previous versions will present the following screen first:
Note: "Apply retention folder policy on sub folders of folder "\" and tick checkbox:- 'Automatically apply retention folder policy on new sub folders as well.' Then click next and select create archive points for sub folders of folder "\". A new archive will be created for each existing sub folder.
1. The Volume Policy is used to archive everything under User1, User2, User3 etc.
2. The Retention Folder Policy does 2 things:
a. Creates a folder called 'Test' if it does not exist.
b. Does not archive anything from this folder based on the FSA Folder Policy settings.