PI Archive ability to recover from drive disconnect
With everyone having virtual servers these days the host VM and SAN storage are on separate devices. When the storage device is unavailable or disconnected even briefly, the PI Archive process errors and gets DISABLED and can ONLY be restarted by a manual restart of the PI Archive Subsystem. You will see Snapshot updates since the VM is still running fine, but nothing gets into or out of the Archives.
The requested enhancement is for the Archive Subsystem to be able to recover from this situation on its own.
Here is the error message you will get when this happens to you:
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error. was detected while accessing archive file D:\PIArchives\PI_Archive_2018-09-16_18-25-13.arc. Archiving is disabled.