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EV Upgrades

John_Huber
Level 4

During a revision upgrade of EV for Exchange (Example would be ver 9.0.4 to 9.0.5) would stopping the journaling process at the start of backing up and not have it restart again until after the upgrade be a viable strategy for keeping the watchfile table low to speed up the upgrade.

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JesusWept3
Level 6
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well in that case, i would definitely keep everything in read only mode if you can
because if you're archiving items, forget the fact that the Journal Archive tables will grow, if for whatever reason the upgrade goes south and you have to revert to your database backups, then you will have a lot of DVS archived email floating out there with no items in the database.

So then you have to run EVSVR to get the items back in, then you will have to re-synch all the indexes etc

So what I would probably do if i were you, before doing your backups, put your Journal tasks, archiving tasks etc all in to Report Mode, then do your backups.... if you can stop the EV Services after the backups complete, then great, if you can't, keep it in read-only mode

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JesusWept3
Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified

well if you're in backup mode , the journal task can't do anything and no items would be archived either way, so whether you stop the task or not, the storage would be in backup/read only mode, so you don't have anything to worry about in that regard

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John_Huber
Level 4

Thanks for the response.

I do have a follow up question.  There is a chance that the back up will finish about 4 - 5 hrs before the upgrade can be started.  In that case the server will come out of back up mode.  Would there be a change in your recomendation in that case.

As always thanks for your help it is greatly appreciated.

JesusWept3
Level 6
Partner Accredited Certified

well in that case, i would definitely keep everything in read only mode if you can
because if you're archiving items, forget the fact that the Journal Archive tables will grow, if for whatever reason the upgrade goes south and you have to revert to your database backups, then you will have a lot of DVS archived email floating out there with no items in the database.

So then you have to run EVSVR to get the items back in, then you will have to re-synch all the indexes etc

So what I would probably do if i were you, before doing your backups, put your Journal tasks, archiving tasks etc all in to Report Mode, then do your backups.... if you can stop the EV Services after the backups complete, then great, if you can't, keep it in read-only mode

https://www.linkedin.com/in/alex-allen-turl-07370146