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How to Create an ArchiveOne Enterprise Compliance Repository

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This article refers to Barracuda ArchiveOne Enterprise versions between 6.0 and 6.5.3.

Before Getting Started


  • You have proper file permissions on the new repository location;
  • You have proper user permissions to run ArchiveOne Enterprise (Compliance);
  • The ArchiveOne service account has full control over the repository's parent directory;
  • Repositories never share base directories(Index/Data/Temp).

Create a Repository

Use the following steps to create a repository. Create the parent directory for the Repositories on your file system, e.g., C:\Repositories. Each repository consists of an Index location and a Data location. Generally, both folders should be stored within a single parent directory with names that correspond with the repository name, for example: C:\Repositories\Compliance _Repository_Year_2013

  1. Open the ArchiveOne Compliance Admin console.
  2. Right-click the Repositories node, and click New:
  3. The Repository Configuration wizard launches:

    Best practice:

    Name repositories relevant to the data they contain. For example: Compliance_Repository_Year_2016

  4. Click Next. The Repository Name page displays. Enter a name for the repository:

  5. Click Next. The Storage Manager page displays:

  6. Select None if you are using a local or mapped network drive, or select the appropriate Storage Manager from the list if you are using one of the specified devices to hold your archived data.
  7. Click Next. The Index Location page displays:
  8. Click Browse and navigate to the Index folder, and then click Next. The Rate Control page displays:
  9. To optionally set a maximum quantity of data to archive, turn on Control archiving rate. Click Next. The Retention page displays:
  10. Select a period of time to keep messages before expiring them if you have a mandated amount of time to keep messages, and then click Next. The repository has been created:
  11. Click Finish.
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