System Status page is where the overall system status can be found. You can find the page by going to Monitor > System Status. The page consists of three panels of information: Replication Gap, Service Status and Failover Status, and Replication Charts.
Each Vault Store is represented by a rectangular colored block. Each color is defined below.
In addition, there are two data figures shown in each rectangle:
This area shows information about whether EVnearSync is running correctly, and whether a storage failover has happened.
This area at the bottom of the main window shows the number of items and the volume of replication. It refreshes every 10 minutes. The amount of space available on the targets is also indicated in a third chart.
The Consistency Checks page in the Admin Console shows the current progress of any running consistency checks. Open the page by going to Monitor > Consistency Checks.
Each Vault Store is represented by a rectangular colored block. Colors are defined below.
The Services page in the Admin Console shows the current status of services in the environment. Access the page by going to Monitor > Services. It shows both Enterprise Vault services and EVnearSync services.
The Alerts page in the Admin Console shows any active alerts, and it allows for the alerts to be acknowledged. Access the page by going to Monitor > Alerts.
On the Vault Store Replication page you can review the replication that has been configured in the environment, and you can make any necessary changes. You can find this page by going to Manage > Vault Store.
If needed, individual Vault Store Partitions can be modified after the wizard runs. This is useful if the destination needs to be changed on any Vault Store Partitions.
If needed, individual Vault Store Replication can be disabled or enabled.
A full consistency check will verify that all data in the Vault Store has been replicated and is consistent between source and destination.
To perform this task, expand the Vault Store you want to modify, select the Vault Store, and click Modify > Full Consistency Check.
This is very resource intensive. There are daily consistency checks that run on a specific schedule. Before running the full consistency check, you’re asked to confirm the action.
The initial configuration should be done via the Index Replication Enablement Wizard. This is accessed by going to Manage > Index.
To configure replication for the first time, select the Add Index Wizard button. Then, follow these steps:
EVnearSync can replicate a SQL database by replicating a SQL ‘dump’ file to a remote location.
The initial configuration happens via the Add SQL Replication Wizard. This is accessed by going to Manage > SQL Database.
Click the Add SQL Replication button to launch the wizard. Then, follow these steps:
EVnearSync can replicate any path on the Enterprise Vault server to a remote location. For example:
PST Holding folder (where .PST files are waiting for processing)
Vault Cache database build area.
The initial configuration happens via the Add Custom Replication Wizard, which you can access by going to Manage > Custom Path.
Click the Add Custom Replication button to launch the wizard. Then, follow these steps:
EVnearSync is constantly monitoring for failures in storage, indexing, and services. It will perform an automatic failover. However, occasionally you might need to perform a manual failover. This is possible with Vault Stores and Index locations, as described below.
To failover a Vault Store, go to Manage > Failover > Vault Store.
You’ll see a list of Vault Stores. If a Vault Store is expanded, it’s possible to see the current status and whether the primary storage is functioning or whether the Vault Store has been failed over.
Failover and Failback can also be performed from this screen.
When performing a Failback operation, a consistency check is automatically triggered.
To failover an Index location, go to Manage > Failover > Index.
You’ll see a list of configured index replication elements and their current status.
Failover and Failback can also be performed from this screen.
Both the Enterprise Vault and EVnearSync services can be managed from the EVnearSync Core/Web interface.
EVnearSync has a number of reports that allow you to review operations performed by the product. To access the reports, click Reports and select the report you want to view. Reports are listed and described below.
The Settings section of the web interface controls EVnearSync operations and allows you to customize the product in a variety of ways. Settings are listed and described below.
Note: All appropriate settings are described in seconds. Time-based settings are local time to the EVnearSync server.
The general section lists settings that affect synchronization.
Global settings are:
Maintenance settings are:
Automatic failover settings are:
SMTP configuration settings are:
EVnearSync has a number of built-in templates that can be used and customized. New ones can also be created. To access the templates, click Settings and then Templates (located under E-Mail). Here are template settings:
Pre- and post-scripts can be configured for some of the replications tasks in EVnearSync. To access this part of the interface, and upload or edit the scripts, click on Settings > Pre/Post Scripts.
The table below lists the components that are available during the installation of EVnearSync.
|Core Service||This is the core component of EVnearSync. It provides the product functionality.|
|Web Interface||This is the user interface component that will be installed as an IIS application.|
Note: The agent-only installation does not provide a list of components that can be enabled or disabled.
The table below lists the services that are installed with EVnearSync when the Core Services are installed:
|EVnearSync Core Service||This will be shown as CoreService.exe in Task Manager.
This service will be set to automatic and logon information will be consistent with whatever was provided during the installation.
The table below lists the services that are installed with the EVnearSync agent installation:
|EVnearSync Agent Service||This will be shown as AgentService.exe in Task Manager.
This service will be set to automatic, and logon information will be consistent with whatever was provided during the installation.
The EVnearSync Core/Web components provide the administration interface for EVnearSync. They also provide monitoring and reporting information. It is not necessary to connect to the server console to run the administration console. It is a normal website that can be accessed from any web browser.
During installation, EVnearSync Core creates firewall rules on the local host to allow communication between EVnearSync agents and the Core. These ports may also need to be opened on a proxy or firewall between the machines in the network environment. A list of ports can be found here.