Storage Segments

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The emails in your Mimecast Archive are stored in segments.  A new segment is created automatically to store your emails on either a weekly or monthly basis, depending on the mail flow volume for your organization.  The Storage Segments view displays information about each segment, including the retention period assigned to the segment.

 

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By navigating to the Update Jobs viewer, a list is also displayed of all the Retention Adjustments that have been configured for your account, including a status report on the progress of the adjustment.

No changes can be made to the Storage Segments and Archive Job Viewers.

The Archive storage segments view is typically used by Mimecast Technical Operations team and is available to Mimecast Administrators for informational purposes.  Typically an Administrator will access the Storage Segments area to display the Archive Job Viewer.

 

The Archive Job Viewer displays information on the size and status of retention tasks that affect the Archive, such as Retention Adjustments, Smart Tags, Litigation Holds and Folder Based Retention (FBR) Policies.

 

Using Storage Segments

 

  1. Log in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration toolbar button. A menu drop down is displayed.
  3. Click on the Archive | Storage Segments menu item. The segment storage list is displayed
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  4. Use the View menu to filter the list by the following items:

 

Using the Archive Job Viewer?

 

  1. Log in to the Administration Console.
  2. Click on the Administration toolbar button. A menu drop down is displayed.
  3. Click on the Archive | Storage Segments menu item.
  4. Select the Updates menu from the top toolbar, and click on View Update Jobs

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A list of jobs is displayed.  The table below the image describes the available information:

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Field NameDescription
TypeThe type of task performed, such as FBR or Retention Adjustments
DescriptionThe name of the task definition that has been created
Estimated Next Run

Estimated Date and Time of the next job run

If there is a refresh icon next to the date and time, this job has a continuous run cycle as defined in the main definition

If no icon is present, the job was run once only

TotalTotal number of items to be processed
To DoRemaining number of items to be processed before the job can be classified as complete
ProcessedTotal number of items already processed
InfoDescription of the current status of the job

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