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  1. Introduction to contentACCESS
    1. Services provided by contentACCESS
    2. Software requirements
  2. Installation of contentACCESS
  3. contentACCESS Tools
    1. Installing Virtual drive
    2. Installing the Proxy server (contentACCESSWS)
    3. Installing the Proxy web services
    4. Installing Outlook forms
    5. Legacy email archive connectors
    6. Legacy archive connector for Metalogix Archive Manager Exchange Edition (MAM EE)
    7. Legacy archive connector for Email Lifecycle Manager (ELM)
    8. Installing TECH-ARROW’s WinShortcutter
  4. contentACCESS Central Administration
    1. Central administration login
    2. contentACCESS Central Administration user interface
  5. Tenants in contentACCESS
    1. How to create a new tenant
    2. Tenant limitations
    3. How to provide access to a tenant (adding new tenant administrators)
    4. Tenant administrator invitation types
  6. General system configurations
    1. Connection
    2. User interface
    3. Users — role types, creating new users, adding user logins
    4. How to activate your license key
    5. How to create user logins to an already existing user?
    6. System administrators
    7. Login providers
    8. System
    9. Licensing
    10. Notifications
    11. Monitoring — how to find out possible misconfigurations / reasons of potential system/job failures
    12. Distributed environment in contentACCESS — Clusters
    13. Statistics
    14. How to create/configure databases — All databases
  7. Common features
    1. Databases
    2. Schedules
    3. Retentions
    4. Storages
    5. Exchange connections
    6. Importing contentACCESS configurations from files
  8. Creating new jobs in contentACCESS
  9. Jobs’ page, jobs’ context menu
  10. File Archive
    1. Introduction to File system archive
    2. File Archive settings
    3. File archive Databases
    4. File archive System settings
    5. File archive Retentions
    6. File archive Storages
    7. Root folders
    8. Aliases
    9. File archive Schedules
    10. Provisioning settings and managing access to contentWEB
    11. Configuring aliases
    12. Configuration of jobs available in contentACCESS File Archive
    13. Configuration of File system archive job
    14. Configuration of a File system restore job
    15. Configuration of File system recovery job
    16. Configuration of Remote shortcutting job
    17. Active/inactive documents in File system archive
  11. Email Archive
    1. Important settings before creating an Email Archive job
    2. Database settings
    3. Email archive System settings
    4. Provisioning settings
    5. Retention settings
    6. Shortcuts in email archiving
    7. Storing of archived emails
    8. Creating email archive schedulers
    9. User experience
    10. Exchange 2013: Mail app in OWA 2013 or on MS Outlook 2013 desktop version
    11. Exchange 2010: OWA 2010 integration
    12. Address book objects
    13. Granting access rights for mailbox users and explicit users to view the mailbox archive?
    14. Creating contentWEB users (option 1)
    15. Manage access to a mailbox archive (option 2)
    16. How the end user should log in to contentWEB (archive) over Internet?
    17. Database and store assignment in email archiving
    18. How to assign database and storage to an Exchange group?
    19. How to assign database and storage to a mailbox?
    20. How to move data from source database/storage into a second (target) database/storage?
    21. Creating Email archive jobs: archive, restore, recovery, mailbox move
    22. Email archive job
    23. Email restore job
    24. Email recovery job
    25. Mailbox move job
  12. Custom plugins
  13. Email management job configuration
  14. SharePoint archive plugin
  15. Storage replication plugin
  16. Sharing plugin
  17. Datengut plugin
  18. Email synchronizer plugin
  19. contentWEB
  20. officeGATE
  21. accessGATE Mobile
  22. Virtual drive
  23. Terms of use
  24. FAQ

11.17.Database and store assignment in email archiving

What is the meaning of “mailbox assigned to a database and storage“? When the provisioning job synchronizes contentACCESS with the Exchange server, it adds the mailboxes to the contentACCESS’s address book. In this moment these mailboxes are unassigned, i.e. they do not belong to any archive – they are not archived yet. If the database and storage fields are empty, this indicates, that these mailboxes have never been archived by contentACCESS. Before the email archiving process is started, a database and storage should be assigned to the mailbox. There are multiple possibilites how to assign a mailbox:

  • Go to the jobs and start the jobs (it will assign the mailboxes associated with the job to the store and database which is configured in this job);
  • Navigate to Email Archive Archive View address book, and manually assign the mailboxes to databases/storages.

When something is archived from the mailbox for the very first time, the first job automatically assigns the mailbox to the database and to the storage which is configured in this job. From this point onward the mailbox will belong to the database/storage and anything newly archived will go to the same database/storage. It does not matter if the job settings are changed later on: the mailbox is already assigned and will always go to the assigned database/storage, no matter how the job is configured. This might be confusing for the administrator, but contentACCESS is preventing here a disaster: the mailbox should not have half the data in different database/storage. This also means, that it is possible now to safely move the mailboxes between the groups without a possibility, that the same mailbox will be archived into two different databases/storages. You can associate database and storage for Exchange groups (or for a single mailbox as well).

The administrator can review which mailbox is in which database/storage in the address book. This information can be found at the right side of the particular mailbox row.

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It is also possible to change this assignment as it is described below, but it is not recommended! The reasons why the reassignment of mailboxes is still allowed are the following:

It makes possible to manually set the unassigned mailboxes, if an archiving job is not currently running.
It is a must-have tool if you would like to select one (or just a few) mailbox(es) from a group, which will be associated to another database. In this case (before starting the archiving process) you can assign one database to the whole Exchange group, and select a mailbox (or a few mailboxes) from this group and assign it to another database manually.

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