Purge Enterprise Vault DataBase

Hello There,

I have a Enterprise Vault 8.4 running on a windows server machine.

I have deleted about 100 users an the size of the Database hasn't decrease, how can I purge the database? does anyone knows how?
Tanus SacinAsked:
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Tanus SacinConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
This is what I did, in case of some one is facing the same issue.

I created a LUN and I mapped to my server and I use robocopy to create a mirror of the drive, I had to stop the archive in order do this task, it took 7 days to complete the mirror, even so, some of the files didnt get copied, I am going to reschedule a 3 days down windows to only update the missing files ( around 2000) but this time I will stop allthe services.

after that is done, I am going to change the drive letter and bring the services up, everything willbe the same and in teory this should work.
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Exchange_FreakCommented:
If you want to totally remove the database or delete it then you can just get into the console and Delete it.
If you want to decrease the size of the database first check for the events for the database of Online Maintenance which is 1221. This will give us the amount of free space and then you can run the eseutil /p against the database.
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Exchange_FreakCommented:
sorry it was eseutil /d that is defrag not /p
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
Ok, but that will be for exchange correct?

what I want to purge the DB for Enterprise Vault, not for exchange.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Please clarify.  

the EV SQL DB does not hold any data per se, it holds metadata.  Are you refferring to Vault Store?  

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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
yes, you are correct.
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
The database shouldn't be that large as it holds metadata.  You would typically run a maintanance plan and shrink the database and logs as you would any other database

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH74666
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Did you delete the users from Exchange or did you delete the user archives?  Are you running journaling?
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
my problem is with the EV Storage on Vault, I have 1.2 TB in use, but I deleted over 100 users and my size on the EV Storage sill the same.

I am referring the Symantec Vault Enterprise 8 storage not to exchange DBs
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
I understand.  Are you only doing mailbox archiving or are you doing MB Journaling as well?  If journaling is enabled is it going to a different vault store?

You can move the vault stores to lower tier storage if space is a concern..just as thought.
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
only mailbox archiving.
 the problem is i am running out of space, so I deleted those 100 account hoping to get more space, but didnt hapen, can you purge / compact the EV storage ? why didnt get lower after the 100 accounts that got deleted?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
I am not sure but you can close out this partion, create a new one and setup rollover so it uses a new partition in a different location.  Probably a call to Symantec EV suport may help.  I'll be talking to the guys there tomorrow, I'll ask them as a sidebar
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
Did you get a change to ask the support guys?

also, how the rollover works?
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Paul SolovyovskySenior IT AdvisorCommented:
Been dealing with Advanced team on a different issue no time to get this asked.  Rollover works where you create another volume and close the old one and use the new one for new data.  The old one becomes read only.
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Tanus SacinAuthor Commented:
please close this question
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