Lotus Domino Archival


We are planning to deploy lotus domino archival solutions to our lotus domino environment. there are two options-
a. Server side archival
b. Local arhival.

We are new in domino archival -
My questions are -
 For Server side archival -
1. How to configure it ? any doc will great ?
2. How can it be deployed to organization seamlessly ?
3. How can it be accessable throygh inotes ?
4. Is there separate server needed for to keep all archival files ?

For local archival -
1. Can local archive file be accessable through inotes ? if yes ? then how ?
2. Which one is good Server Side Archival or local archival ?

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Sjef BosmanGroupware ConsultantCommented:
1. Easiest way to configure server side archiving is to use Program documents with the Compact task, see http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/domhelp/v8r0/topic/com.ibm.help.domino.admin.doc/DOC/H_RUNNING_COMPACT_USING_A_PROGRAM_DOCUMENT_3190_STEPS.html

2. Deploy? Are we talking about archiving or backup. An archive is to be configured per database, each database can have different settings. You can however configure an Archiving Policy for all mail databases only, not the other databases.
See http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/domino7-mail-policy/

3. I'm not quite sure here, but an archive database is just another Notes database, with the mail template, so I assume it can be opened through a browser. I doubt whether it can be opened locally off-line using a browser.

4. Depends on your disk capacity.

5. See 3.

6. Both are "good", if you use it they way it's meant to be used: as an archive, and NOT as backup. The advantage of server-based archiving is that archive databases are also backed up when you run the scheduled backup.

See for a separate archiving solution:
   Hi there BUSAN,,,

For Server side archival,,,and For local archival ,,,
You can refer to the following


The only thing I would like to add over here is related to iNotes because all of our brahces users use the Lite Mode of iNotes8.5.2 and frankly I couldnt get a way to make the users  be able to access their Archiving files through the web access , That's at least from my experience in this field , we have finally gone through a third party solution for archiving http://www.emc.com/collateral/microsites/sourceone-city/index.htm 
Which really saved my day .....

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I use policies to push archive settings to my users, then set up server-to-server based archiving with a program document, like mentioned by sjef above.

I would not suggest deploying local archiving.  E-Discovery of e-mails is made much harder when files are stored locally.  Centrally locating them will ensure backups and that they will be retrievable when a legal issues arises (and it will) where you will need to produce e-mails.

Good luck!
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