Archiving Reload Backups vs. The Live System

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Retain  (all builds) 


Is it better to archive from my live system or from Reload?


There are certain scenarios and environments where running Retain against your Reload backups is preferable.  However, we do not recommend this setup.  Archiving straight from the live e-mail server is more efficient and is recommended.  Reload and Retain can both pull data from the live server without an issue, although it is best if you schedule your Retain and Reload jobs at separate times to avoid overloading the POA.

If you do decide that running Retain against your Reload backups is the setup you want to use, please discuss it with Technical Support beforehand.

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 1330.