Overview of the upgrading process

This chapter describes how to upgrade your Enterprise Vault servers (that is, all servers that run the Enterprise Vault Directory service). If you are upgrading an Enterprise Vault 2007 system that supports Domino mailbox archiving, this includes any Enterprise Vault Domino Gateway servers.

This chapter also describes how to upgrade computers on which Enterprise Vault Reporting is installed.


The actions that the Enterprise Vault installation program and Configuration wizard perform depend on whether you are upgrading from an Enterprise Vault 2007 environment or from an Enterprise Vault 8.0 environment. For simplicity, the upgrade instructions do not distinguish between these two environments unless necessary.

In summary, the upgrade procedure is as follows:

  1. Prepare:

    • Back up the system.

    • Run the Deployment Scanner.

    • Set the database permissions.

    • Allow the MSMQ queues to empty.

    • Check the archiving and expiry schedules.

  2. Install and configure the Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 server software as described in the appropriate chapter for your installation.

  3. Perform post-installation tasks as necessary:

    • Upgrade Exchange Server forms.

    • Upgrade Domino mailbox archiving.

    • Perform the post-configuration tasks.

    • Upgrade the FSA Agent of NTFS file servers.

    • Upgrade OWA and RPC extensions.

    • Upgrade SharePoint Server components.

More Information

Backing up the system

Running the Deployment Scanner

Setting database permissions

Allow the MSMQ queues to empty

Checking the archiving and expiry schedules

Installing on a single server

Installing on multiple servers

Veritas cluster: installing the Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 software

Microsoft cluster: installing the Enterprise Vault 8.0 SP4 software

About upgrading Exchange Server forms

Domino clients required for installation

About upgrading the FSA Agent on NTFS file servers

About upgrading OWA and RPC Extensions

About upgrading the SharePoint components