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  • I have been asked to review the current SfB Archiving settings to see if the number of days can be extended beyond the current 90 days we have set. We are using SQL archiving at present. Reading this article https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj679896.aspx it states you can choose to use "Exchange server integration" That initial read sounds much easier to manage as we have much free space on the Exchange platform. That means all Chat archiving would be stored on the Exchange side rather than the SQL side. But. Further reading it says "  If you enable the Microsoft Exchange integration option, user mailboxes homed on the Exchange Server use Exchange storage for archived data, but only if the mailboxes have been put on In-Place Hold" Can someone confirm. Obviously we do not want to put everyone mailbox on In-Place hold.
    Monday, October 3, 2016 2:03 PM

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  • Yes In place Hold must be enabled for Exchange Archiving, otherwise people will be able to delete messages!

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    • Proposed as answer by Liinus Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by jim-xu Monday, October 17, 2016 2:22 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2016 4:19 PM

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  • Yes In place Hold must be enabled for Exchange Archiving, otherwise people will be able to delete messages!

    Note: Please remember to `Mark as Answered` a post that answers your question and/or `Vote as Helpful` posts that have helped you. This will help others find answers to similar problems. For more Skype for Business help visit: http://www.skype4b.uk Please note that answers are based on my experience and opinion only and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.

    • Proposed as answer by Liinus Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:10 AM
    • Marked as answer by jim-xu Monday, October 17, 2016 2:22 AM
    Monday, October 3, 2016 4:19 PM
  • Since it is not possible to enable "In place archiving" on the Exchange side, we have to look at the SQL database that SfB is currently pointing to. Can someone tell me the database name in SQL where the "Archiving SQL Server store" points to?
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:28 PM
  • Think I just found the answer I was looking for. The 3 databases in SQL LCSLog, LCSCDR and QoEMetrics hold the data.

    If I were to increase the retention period from 90 to 180 days, I assume we can just say if the 3 database total 20GB now, it will go to 40GB etc. Correct? No other databases to worry about correct?

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:55 PM
  • Does anyone have a comment on this? I just want to be sure I tell the SQL team that these are the correct databases that hold the Archived data
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016 7:23 PM
  • hi 

    That is correct , these are the DB that come in picture for Archiving DB 

    https://lyncdude.com/2014/12/31/understand-lync-databases/


    Linus || Please mark posts as answers/helpful if it answers your question.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:12 AM