Migrating Enterprise Vault File System Archiving
Posted on 2011-10-03
I've got the following dilema and I'd like some advice on how to proceed.
I've got two Enterprise Vault servers and I want to migrate File System Archiving from one server to another, for the purpose of this explanation I will call them EVOLD and EVNEW. I've also got a file server, for this question I'll refer to it as FILE1
EVOLD is running Enterprise Vault version 8.0 and hosts our File Archiving Solution, the files it archives are located on FILE1
EVNEW is running Enterprise Vault version 9.0 and hosts our Mailbox Archiving Solution.
Both EVOLD and EVNEW are on different hardware
I want to move File System Archiving from EVOLD to EVNEW in the quickest possible way.
I have been in touch with Symantec who advise using the FSAUtility, they advised the following:
"You can use the FSA Utility Tool to recall the place holders and then add the File Server as a target on the New EV Server and run the Archiving task again"
I cannot do this as the FSAUtility -b switch does not appear to be included in my list of command line options, this could be down to me having to run this on version 8.0.
Could someone please advise on the best way to migrate FSA from my EVOLD server to my EVNEW server?
I know I can restore all the files back on to FILE1 and then re-archive them on to EVNEW but I'm concerned how long that will take and the impact it will have on my user base.