Netmail Archive (all versions)
Archive administrators need to create new repositories throughout the lifetime of the product for various reasons such as testing, legal holds, etc. Once the need for a repository concludes, the administrator may wish to remove it and recover resources (storage, indexes, etc..). The procedure outlined below provides the correct way to accomplish this.
After a repository is created the jobs will populate it with folders, xml files and attachments. Also, indexes are created to track all this. To remove a repository all these need to be undone.
To remove it gracefully, the steps to remove a repository are:
- XML files: Run an ILM - Deletion job on all the accounts in the repository. Select deletion of audits, messages, and indexes.
- Attachments: Run a Storage Management - Orphaned Attachment Purge on the repository
- Location definition: Remove the location from Archiving -> Storage Locations. You will be prompted to clear all indexes associated with this location; agree to this.
- Clean up storage: Go to the network share that hosted the location and remove whatever files / folders remain on-disk.
If the location was backed by a network share, you can perform only steps 3 & 4 directly.
If the locations was hosted on Netmail Store, you must go through all the steps above.