When backing up Enterprise Vault using Networker Module, we'll use a pre-backup script ( before running a backup ) and a post-backup script ( after running backup ).
The pre-backup script is run in order to put Enterprise Vault in backup mode ( read-only ).
The read only state guarantees that the EV databases and indexes + archived data are in a consistent state.
When the pre-backup script fails, no backup will be executed.
Putting the Enterprise Vault in backup mode is possible using powershell. When the indexes and archive data reside on a NetApp storage device, the archive bit won't be cleared. We'll use an archive bit trigger file.