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File System Archival with Symantec Enterprise Vault and NetApp Storage Solution Gangoor Sridhara, NetApp TR-3383 Abstract In addition to e-mail archival, file system archival offers a new feature to archive needed files and save storage space. Symantec® Enterprise Vault™ has a compelling product to meet the challenges of users and help to improve the customer experience. This paper describes the method to integrate Symantec Enterprise Vault with a NetApp storage configuration to take advantage
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   File System Archival with Symantec Enterprise Vaultand NetApp Storage Solution   Gangoor Sridhara, NetApp Abstract In addition to e-mail archival, file system archival offers a new feature to archive needed files and save storagespace. Symantec® Enterprise Vault™ has a compelling product to meet the challenges of users and help toimprove the customer experience. This paper describes the method to integrate Symantec Enterprise Vaultwith a NetApp storage configuration to take advantage of file system archival and backup, recovery, andcompliance solutions from NetApp. TR-3383    22 Table of Contents 1 Executive Summary 32 Background 33 Introduction 43.1 Symantec Enterprise Vault Archival Solution 43.2 Symantec File System Archival 53.2.1 NetApp Storage Solution 73.2.2 Network Connectivity 73.2.3 Microsoft System Environment 83.2.4 Prerequisites 83.2.5 Design Configuration 93.2.6 Configuration of Local Disks and SnapDrive 103.2.7 Network Share on NetApp storage system 113.2.8 SnapLock: Next Step toward Simplifying Compliance 113.2.9 Current Configurations 133.3 Deployment Overview 134. Symantec Enterprise Vault Pre-installation 144.1 Installing Pre-requisites 154.1.1 Configuring SQL Server Login 164.1.2 Configuring Microsoft Message Queue Server 164.1.3 Completing the Preinstallation Tasks 165. Installing Symantec Enterprise Vault 176. File System Archival 186.1 Design and Sizing Requirements 186.1.1 Topology Selection 196.1.2 Vault Server Specification 196.1.3 Database Storage Configuration 196.2 Installing the File System Archival Component 196.2.1 Enterprise Vault Configuration 226.2.2 Adding Vault Services 226.2.3 Adding a File Server 246.2.4 Creating a New File Server Archiving Policy 256.2.5 Policy Creation for Volume and Folders 266.2.6 Scheduling File System Archiving 277. Summary 288. Caveat 29    33 List of Figures   Figure 1. Symantec Enterprise Vault Environment ConfigurationFigure 2. Symantec Enterprise Vault OverviewFigure 3. Enterprise Vault: showing the file system archival componentFigure 4. Enterprise Vault design configurationFigure 5. Enterprise Vault deployment overviewFigure 6. Creating a SQL loginFigure 7. Enterprise Vault componentsFigure 8. Installing file system archiving componentsFigure 9. Configuring a new vault siteFigure 10. Enterprise Vault propertiesFigure 11. Enterprise Vault configurationFigure 12. Service components installed and addedFigure 13. Enterprise Vault configuration wizardFigure 14. New vault store configurationFigure 15. NetApp SnapLock WORM storage configuration pathFigure 16. Adding a new file server Figure 17. Creating a new policyFigure 18. File servers configuredFigure 19: File Server Configurati on Schedule  1. Executive Summary Messaging and collaboration servicing combined with an efficient archival solution in a configurationwhere a storage solution can improve the total customer experience is the secret to addressingcustomer problems in that space. Symantec joined NetApp to add value to customers to takeadvantage of both technologies. Symantec has recently added the file system archival feature inaddition to e-mail archival in its Enterprise Vault product. This paper discusses the procedure tointegrate Symantec products and their required components and other products with a NetAppstorage solution. This paper will discuss the file system archival (FSA) feature in a NetAppenvironment. 2. Background In the age of information, e-mail has become the mode of communication in the businesscommunity. Attachments to e-mail have served as a business solution in the communicationprocess, and they are now a norm in the day-to-day business process. The increased acceptanceof communication systems has led to documents and messages being stored electronically. Onceinformation is stored electronically, finding an efficient method of storing, archiving, and managing itefficiently is a challenge. In addition to e-mail archival, FSA offers a new feature to archive neededfiles and save storage space. Symantec has a compelling product to meet these challenges andincrease the customer experience. In addition to e-mail archival, end users are looking for ways tomanage file systems and ways to intelligently archive and manage files.    44 Several compliance regulations have been enacted mandating archiving content and being able toproduce the information when needed. Although not all businesses are required to follow theseregulations, it is interesting to see that businesses are looking for ways to protect content.Regulations such as SEC Rule 17a-4, the Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act(HIPAA), and CFR 21 are forcing certain businesses such as those in the financial, insurance, andhealthcare sectors to protect content.In addition to compliance regulations, a large number of customers are adopting the policy toprotect data. Archiving and managing file systems have become important requirements. To solvethe customer’s business needs, Symantec has introduced a feature called file system archival(FSA) with its Enterprise Vault. Businesses require an efficient backup and restore method for filearchival. NetApp adds value in providing performance-improving, backup, data replication, and datarecovery features that come with its own operating system, called Data ONTAP®. 3. Introduction Businesses need a plan to store and archive content, including files, that enables them to searchquickly, yet provides data security. Content has to be stored and managed efficiently whileproviding the ability for users to search the content and retrieve it as needed. Symantec EnterpriseVault has these capabilities. It is also important to understand the fundamentals of unstructuredinformation lifecycle management to know business needs. Symantec Enterprise Vault providesfunctionality and features to achieve business success. This paper will explain the basic procedureto integrate Symantec Enterprise Vault software with NetApp storage solutions. It also discussesthe FSA feature of Symantec Enterprise Vault in NetApp configurations. The FSA feature allowsarchiving and managing the files on the file system, including private and public folders.This paper will attempt to explain the steps involved with integrating Symantec Enterprise Vault withNetApp storage. This paper does not discuss the benefits of file archival, performance, backup,recovery, and configurations to include disaster recovery by deploying the data replication featuresof NetApp features. 3.1. Symantec Enterprise Vault E-Mail Archival Solution Developing software to archive content by optimizing the use of storage yet providing managementsimplification was a challenge. Symantec has a suite of products to address the above-mentionedissue and provide a method for quick implementation, a system that is transparent to users with anopen application programmable interface (API). Symantec offers an Enterprise Vault product thatprovides store, index, search, and retrieve capabilities in Windows® Exchange environments. TheFSA feature in Enterprise Vault enables file archival and search and retrieval capabilities. Symantecprovides open APIs to store, manage, and discover any content in a customer’s environment.Symantec Enterprise Vault works in Windows Exchange environments, and it is helpful inunderstanding the need for Enterprise Vault where mailboxes store the data. Enterprise Vaultallows storing content as standard files, one file per message in one or more NTFS partitions. Thisapproach will offer extensive benefits such as the following: ã No additional maintenance is required. ã It is easy to recover a corrupted item as compared to the entire database. ã More data can be stored without performance degradation. ã Central management of storage for efficient usage of storage. ã Support for multiple Exchange Servers.
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