5.8 Configuring and Indexing the Messenger Archive

Information about the Messenger archive is stored in the File Module object in the Archive Agent container.

  1. In ConsoleOne, browse to and expand the Messenger Service object.

  2. Expand the Messenger Server object where the Archive Agent runs, then double-click the Archive Agent object.

    Archive Agent object and contents
  3. Right-click the File Module object, then click Properties.

    File Module General page
  4. Fill in the following fields to configure the Messenger Archive:

    Store Path: Specify the full path to the directory where you want the archive created.

    By default, the archive is created in the store subdirectory of the Archive Agent installation directory. You should choose a location that has adequate disk space to store the expected volume of conversations for the amount of time for which they must be retained. If you need to move an existing archive to a location where additional disk space is available, see Moving the Archive.

    Maximum File Size: Specify the maximum size of the archive file. The default is 10 MB compressed.

    When an archive file reaches this size, a new archive file is started.

  5. Fill in the following fields to configure QuickFinder indexing for the archive:

    Delay: Specify the number of hours after midnight when you want the Archive Agent to begin its first indexing cycle for the day. The default is 2 hours after midnight (2:00 a.m.).

    Update Interval: Specify the number of hours between indexing cycles. The default is 4 hours. So, by default, the Archive Agent indexes conversations at 2:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m. Increase the interval to index less frequently; decrease the interval to index more frequently. One hour is the smallest indexing interval you can specify.

    Compress Interval: Specify the number of hours between index compression cycles. The default is 24 hours (once a day at the time specified in the Delay field).

  6. Click OK to save the archive settings.

  7. Stop and then start the Archive Agent to put the settings into effect.

From the Archive Agent console and Web Console, you can perform indexing and compression for the archive at any time. See Controlling the Archive Agent from the Archive Agent Console and Using the Archive Agent Web Console and GroupWise Monitor.