About archive settings in the Archiving Option

Archive settings let you apply the following criteria to the file system shares or folders or to Exchange mailboxes:

  • The retention category that specifies how long to keep the data in the archives.

  • The rules that determine if data is eligible for archiving.

For example, you can specify that only the mail messages that are older than six months are archived for a mailbox selection.

You can create archive settings for the following selections:

  • Exchange mailboxes

  • File system shares

  • File system folders within the shares


You can name each group of archive settings that you create. You can only name archive settings when you select the option Apply different archive settings for specific folders when you create an archive job.

More Information

Creating an Archiving Option archive job by setting job properties

Applying different archive settings to file system share and folder selections for archive jobs

About archive settings in the Archiving Option