In Lync Server 2013, archiving consists of two components:
• Unified Data Collection Agents—These agents are automatically installed on every Front End pool and Standard Edition server. The agent captures messages for archiving and sends them to a local filestore and to the Archiving database.
• Archiving Server Backend Database—This is the SQL server that stores the archived messages. This database must be on a dedicated instance and is recommended to be on a dedicated server in larger deployments.
There are some common requirements that should be planned. In addition to the normal requirements for Lync Server 2013 in terms of supported versions of Windows, also ensure that a valid version of SQL is used. The ...