Skip to main content Link Search Menu Expand Document (external link)

Veritas Enterprise Vault On-Premises Archive

This topic provides details on how to capture Veritas Enterprise Vault on-premises archive data via the Relativity Collect On-Premises application.

  1. Requirements
    1. License requirements
    2. Supported versions
  2. Considerations
    1. File Collection
  3. Information captured
    1. Activities captured
    2. Activities not captured
  4. Setup instructions
    1. Prerequisites
      1. Access Prerequisites
      2. Enterprise Vault specific prerequisites
    2. Setup in Trace
      1. Relativity Collect On-Premises Application for Data Collection
    3. Data Transfer
    4. Data Source


Before using this data source, note the following license requirements, version support, and special considerations.

License requirements

A valid Veritas Enterprise Vault license is required to use this data source.

Supported versions

Veritas Enterprise Vault versions 10-14.x are supported.

Older versions of Veritas are supported on a case-by-case basis, but additional configuration is required. Contact for more information.


File Collection

Only the following file types are collected:

  • Exchange Journal Archive (Journal Wrapped MSG)
  • SMTP Journal Archive (Journal Wrapped EML)
  • User Archive (Journal wrapped MSG)
  • File System Archive (Various file types)

Information captured

This section lists what activities and, if applicable, metadata are captured when you use this data source.

Activities captured

The following table lists activities captured by this data source:

Activity Notes
Archived Files See supported file types under the Considerations section

Activities not captured

The following table lists activities that are not captured by this data source:

Activity Notes

Setup instructions

This section provides details on the prerequisites and steps for setting up this data source.


    participant EV
    participant Relativity Collect OnPremises
    participant Trace Shipper
    participant RelativityOne Trace

    RelativityOne Trace ->> RelativityOne Trace: Setup Data Source

    EV->>EV: Check pre reqs
    Relativity Collect OnPremises->>Relativity Collect OnPremises: Install and Configure
    Trace Shipper ->> Trace Shipper: Install and Configure
    Relativity Collect OnPremises->>Relativity Collect OnPremises: Run Scheduler
    loop daily
    	EV->>Relativity Collect OnPremises:Net New Data
    	Relativity Collect OnPremises->>Trace Shipper: Net New Data

    loop daily
        Trace Shipper->>RelativityOne Trace: Net New Data


You must have the following access configuration.

Access Prerequisites

You must have the following access in Enterprise Vault to configure this data source:

Read Access to:

  • EV Directory DB
  • EV Vault Stores
  • All EV Archives

Read Access to source archives:

  • EV API Runtime (Same Version as installed EV Version)
  • You must have .Net 3.5 is installed to use the EV.API.

Enterprise Vault specific prerequisites

It is recommended to have retention policy to be set for at least 30 days or more for all users who are being monitored. You can find the Veritas Documentation for Managing Retention Categories here.

Setup in Trace

The following sections provide the steps for installing the Relativity Collect On-Premises Application to collect the data locally, how to use a data transfer method for moving data to RelativityOne, and how to configure the data source in Relativity Trace.

Relativity Collect On-Premises Application for Data Collection

  1. Navigate to the Using Relativity Collect On-Premises and install, configure, and schedule Relativity Collect On-Premises.

Some data source specific configuration is required while following the Using Relativity Collect On-Premises steps. That configuration can be found below.

  1. Locate the EnterpriseVault.json file

  2. Use the table below as a guide to update the values within that file.

    Setting Notes
    Temp Folder path where temporary data might be placed
    Mailboxes Path to Trace Shipper’s monitored_individuals.csv file.
    Refer to TODO to understand what timestamp will be used for the data for newly added monitored individuals
    Server Specify the exact URL used when connecting to exchange server.
    Username Specify login to admin account on exchange server
    Password Specify password to admin account on exchange server
    Logname A local file path where the log files for the application should be stored. Log path should always end with “verqu-{datetime}.log”
    Destination The locally accessible path of the folder that needs to ship files from the Exchange server (note that the user running the service must have access)
    DataRangeStart / DataRangeEnd This contains information on the start date of the first run
    ConnectionString This a standard SQL Server connection string that support all possible ways of connecting to SQL Server, including Windows Authentication and SQL Server Authentication
  3. Save the .json configuration files and navigate back to the Using Relativity Collect On-Premises documentation to complete the steps to configure Relativity Collect On-Premises.

Data Transfer

Shipper will be used to transfer on-premises data collected by the Relativity Collect On-Premises application to Relativity Trace in the cloud.

Data Source

Use the “Setting Up Data Sources in Relativity” section of the Shipper documentation to configure the Data Source.