For more than 25 years, organizations have been attracted to the idea of providing different storage layers according to the relevance of data, an approach referred to as Hierarchical Storage Management (HSM). Today, however, companies accumulate an enormous amount of information, presenting new challenges. In addition to simply storing the information, they must search and retain the right type of information according to defined policies. Enterprise Vault has been designed as a universal repository and management solution primarily for unstructured data. It was started as a project within Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1997. This paper is designed to give technical staff, project managers, and Microsoft Windows file server experts an overview of Symantec Enterprise Vault File System Archiving (FSA).