To recover a fingerprint database, you must be aware of the following:
To recover the fingerprint database
Stop the Enterprise Vault services that are running on the Enterprise Vault servers that host the vault stores in a vault store group. The fingerprint database to be restored is associated with that vault store group. The Enterprise Vault server is seen as a Computer in the properties of a vault store in the Vault Administration Console.
Before restoring the fingerprint database, get the latest backup time of the open, closed, and ready partitions, and the vault store databases that comprise the vault store group of the fingerprint database you want to restore. (This backup timestamp is referred to as the timestamp of the vault store backup. This timestamp is the backup time of the images that were restored using the Enterprise Vault agent.) All partitions and vault store database images may not have same backup time. Therefore, you should use the most recent backup time as the vault store backup timestamp and then start the restore of the fingerprint database.
Run the Enterprise Vault recovery tools to repair the consistency of the entire vault store group. That helps to bring the partitions, the vault store database, and the fingerprint database to a consistent state.
If there is no fingerprint database backup after a vault store backup timestamp, restore all of the available fingerprint database backups from the last full backup and any incremental backups. Run the Enterprise Vault recovery tools to recover any missing entries of the fingerprint database. If you do not add the missing entries, you can encounter a data loss if the items are expired or deleted from Enterprise Vault archives.