Exchange Mailbox Archive Task Report is a really great feature to understand the archiving status. But, the bad part of this feature is no notifications and you must check every server individually.
We created some scripts which can import all reports to SQL server. So you can get notified and easily find archive reports with SQL scripts or SQL reporting.
Please share your comments to improve this script.
This script is just compatible with EV11, EV11.0.1 on Windows 2008R2SP1 and Windows 2012, 2012R2
(I hope someday Symantec directly imports these reports to SQL and we don’t need to use this script)
You’ll need below software;
On SQL Server
Open SQL management studio
You are ready to run scripts!
Run order will be;
Now, you have many options to create fancy SQL queries! You can create notifications, SQL reporting and historical archiving reports.
I'm planning to share some helpfully SQL queries soon.
thank you for contributing this
Great work Torsque, Symantec should plan to include the Archiving Report in its Daily Operation Report in EV Reporting Module. Can we create SQL Reporting Service reports from the EVReports Database you had imported the Archiving Report.
Thanks! Sure, you can create reports via SQL reporting. Also, you can create daily notifications with SQL reporting.
great work, but on my server with german language settings I get some errors with bulk import like this one:
Datenkonvertierungsfehler beim Massenladen (Typenkonflikt oder ungültiges Zeichen für die angegebene Codepage) für 1-Zeile, 1-Spalte (Mailbox_display_name).
Meldung 4864, Ebene 16, Status 1, Zeile 1
after 10 times it stops.
I was the Director of Customer Experience at Symantec who got these reports developed so I'm glad you liked them.
As you say, the feature is incomplete and I hope one day Symantec will go back and finish it.
There were two other changes that were specified at the time but not implemented due to time constraints.
1. An overall archive report. At the moment as you'll know the report is per server, however the summary values themselves are held in the database. So the idea was to then have a web page which would list all the report from the different servers together as one page.
2. Archiving Heath Status check. So the idea was that System Status/SCOM would be enhanced. There would be checks which would interpret the values from the archive report to determine if there is an issue. So for example if it's X days since an anything was archived from Archive Task X, then that would generate a warning.
@Susika, It's just English compatible :( But if you can send the reports in German language I can reorganize scripts for you.
@Michael, thank you for your comment. Actually our main goal was have overall archive report via e-mail. I attached a screenshot that I get from this script.(taskreports.png)
Also it is possiable to have failed archive report per user daily via e-mail! (archiverepot.png)
And really thank very much Michael for leading such a great feature.