When testing File archiving I wrongly ticked the box in the retention category to prevent deletion of archived items in this folder.
Befoer knowing this, I deleted the archived folders in EVA to undo my testing
Now it is set as Marked for Deletion with a red cross by it but it is not getting deleted
In the Enterprise Vault Event logs I periodically get the error Event id 7113 saying the following archive could not be deleted because it contains items that are on hold, or their retention category...
My issue is that I tested quite heavily and so have all these vaults that will not get deleted until the retention period is up which is 7 years. I know this is correct behaviour but it doesn;t help my problem which was of course caused by me
I can think of two ways that may fix this. Can anyone help? Below are the ways I've logically thought of but don't know are possible:
I have the ArchiveID of the folders. Does anyone know the table in the SQL database that holds the rentetion period for a particular folder. My thinking is to script a change that would change this period to say 5 days?? Or if it calls a retention id then create a retnetion period of say 5 days and assign it to the problem folders?
Can I archive the same folders from test but change the rentention period? Or does the archive folder retain the rentention period when it was first set up?
I've tried what you guys said and am waiting on the results. I have not got the Event error 7113 stating it cannot delete the archive items but neither has it deleted the items. The items are very big so I'm guessing that they take time to delete because off all the metedata that's contained about them. I'll let you know how I get on.
If this works I'll be delighted because its much simplier than what I thought I'd have to do