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Enterprise Vault Best Practice Analyzer

Ever been asked to, or needed to, check the Best Practice recommendations on all EV, DA and SQL Servers in the Enterprise Vault environment and needed to compare multiple settings against one, or all, of the below technotes?Optimization Recommendatio...

Ben_Watts by Level 6
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Useful SQL Queries - JournalArchive and Watchfile counts

Hey all, I figured I throw these out to everyone. These are a few queries I use to help identify issues with backlogs for items awaiting for backup (backupcomplete) and committed to the index (IndexCommited). These give a good healthcheck on the Vaul...

Chris_Warren by Level 5
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Useful SQL Query - Move Archive Details (Intra-site moves)

All - I know it's been awhile, but this took a bit to sort out. The purpose of this query was to get all necessary information from the EnterpriseVaultDirectory when pertaining to EV Move Archive. This was tested and should be very helpful with revie...

Chris_Warren by Level 5
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Notification of Exchange Archive Task Reports

Hi All, 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 ...

torsque by Level 4
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Duplicate Archive Details

In certain circumstances when an exchange mailboxes are re enabled for archiving it get 'DefaultVaultId' from ‘ExchangeMailboxEntry’ table of directory database. A duplicate archive may get create if 'DefaultVaultId' is blank at the time when mail-bo...

Pradeep-Papnai by Level 6
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Useful SQL Query (Vault Cache CC Download Status)

All - Been awhile but I figured I'd provide this query.  In later versions of Enterprise Vault, the ClientDiagnostics.aspx page has been included to provide admin-level information on Vault Cache/Virtual Vault for an environment.  Prior to this howev...

Chris_Warren by Level 5
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Measure Vault Store Partition sizes

Hi there, It's often important to keep track of the size of your partitions. I've created a simple script that will report the size of each of your partitions. This script requires SQL Server 2008 R2 or greater on the server as well as SQL Server 20...

Ben_Shorehill by Level 4
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Useful SQL Query (Item Details)

  All, here is another large SQL Query I put together to help in identifying issues and details.  This one however runs against the Vault Store DB only.   Notes: - As this cannot take into consideration every environment, please run these queries wi...

Chris_Warren by Level 5
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Useful SQL Query (Archive Details)

  So, I've been cobbling together a few SQL queries lately that help get large amounts of information from EV.  I figured I'd provide one of these to everyone.  As I post these queries I will also provide the information it gathers below so people kn...

Chris_Warren by Level 5
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CSV Report of all offline files with PowerShell

I was recently asked to scan a volume to check for any offline files to confirm that a bulk restore was successful. I created this gui-user-friendly powershell script to perform that function. It prompts for a directory to (recursively) check for off...

Ben_Shorehill by Level 4
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EV Resource Compendium

I maintain a Blog post called Essential EV Information with useful links for all things EV but have now produced a useful compendium as a single PDF with lots of useful links so will also try to keep this one updated with useful information as & when...

Glenn_Martin by Level 6
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Checking for non-standard mailbox quotas

Enterprise Vault can do quota based archiving as well as aged based archiving, or a combination of the two.  One of the things that I used to struggle with when support Exchange Server was figuring out which mailboxes had a non-standard quota limit. ...

Rob_Wilcox1 by Moderator
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Creating MANY folders - Exchange Mailbox - Method One

This is a second script to use against an Exchange Mailbox to create many folders, but this time it will allow you to control the depth and breadth of the structures which are created. The script creates a structure like this :     Inbox     \s1 ...

Rob_Wilcox1 by Moderator
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Creating MANY folders - Exchange Mailbox - Method One

I had the need to test something out in Archive Explorer the other day.. and for the test I need a LOT of folders in the mailbox, thousands of them.. and of course thousands of archived items spread throughout those folders. I wanted a structure a bi...

Rob_Wilcox1 by Moderator
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Creating MANY folders - FSA

Ideal for testing out FSA in Enterprise Vault, this script will create you a large folder structure on a target location.  You can modify how many, how deep, how many subfolders, and the starting location in the script.   Run the script using :-   cs...

Rob_Wilcox1 by Moderator
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Scanning a mailbox

A question came up the other day relating to whether or not it's possible to scan through a mailbox, and find the number and size of archived items. I put together this relatively simple VBScript which demonstrates how to do it. You do get a "pop-up"...

Rob_Wilcox1 by Moderator
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PowerShell Backup Scripts

  Script to place Enterprise Vault Indexes into Backup Mode  This is quite a nice set of cmd & ps1 scripts to place Enterprise Vault Indexes into R/O mode. This is used for index snapshots as storage is on centera.   These scripts will return st...

Wayne_Humphrey by Level 6
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MSMQ MONITOR

MSMQ Monitor actively checks Microsoft MSMQ and if any defined Queue is over the defined threshold a warning is generated. Queues that reach their threshold can be logged into the Event Log, XML or Flat file. You can integrate your current Monitoring...

Wayne_Humphrey by Level 6
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