Journal Connector :
The Journaling Connector is component of Compliance Accelerator collects a random sample of messages sent to the Enterprise Vault archive of a Microsoft Exchange journal mailbox or Lotus Domino journaling database. If an organization’s compliance strategy stipulates that a certain percentage of each employee’s messages must be reviewed every day, this is the best way to meet the requirement. At a set time, 1:00 am by default, Compliance Accelerator adds the messages captured during the previous 24 hours to the messages to be reviewed for a department in Review Set.
Journaling Connector implementation :
The Journaling Connector is implemented as a filter which runs inside the Journal Task capturing e-mail messages as they are archived. The Journaling Connector is installed on Enterprise Vault (EV) servers running the Journal Task. This adds an entry to the registry which implements the filter. If there are multiple filters implemented on the Enterprise Vault (EV) server running the Journal Task, the Journaling Connector should be last of those filters. This ensures that the mail messages captured have been processed by other filters first.
Journal Task & Journal Connector Work :
The Journal Task tags every mail message with the following indexable attributes:
The Journaling Connector tags each mail message with the following indexable attributes:
Journaling Connector prerequisites :
Installing the Journaling Connector :
Symantec Enterprise Vault Compliance Accelerator \ Journal Connector”folder.
On the Enterprise Vault server there is a configuration file in the Enterprise Vault installation folder (Default Location is 'C:\Program Files (x86)\Enterprise Vault') named JournalTask.exe.config for Exchange Journaling Archiving and EVLotusDominoJournalTask.exe.config for Lotus Domino Journaling Archiving, which specifies the SQL server hosting the Compliance Accelerator (CA) configuration database and name of the Compliance Accelerator (CA) configuration database (called Initial catalog in the .exe.config file).
<add key="DSNConfiguration" value="server=SQL; Integrated Security=true; Initial Catalog=CAConfiguration; Connection Timeout=500" />
In above Example :
SQL Server Name hosting CA Configuration DB : SQL
Name of the CA Configuration DB : CAConfiguration
When the Journaling Connector is installed the following registry entries are created:
NOTE : If the Enterprise Vault server is running other custom filters then the filter entries must be numbered in an unbroken sequence starting at 1 and the Journaling Connector entry (KVS.Accelerator.PlugIn.Filter) must be last in the list.
To Check the registry to verify the Journaling Connector’s external filter is properly configured.