New Archiving Retention rules

Last post 04-11-2018, 2:27 PM by cramaswamy. 9 replies.
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  • New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-09-2017, 5:17 AM

    Why has this been changed?  Just converted from classic archiver to OnePass, I have the rules set up how we need them.

    Files are stubbed after 2 years, and kept indefinitely.  Synthetic fulls ensure we have a copy of all data available on disk libraries.

    Just installed our first v11 (Index v2) client and the new rules just don't make as much sense as the old ones to me, I've read and re-read the books online and I still can't figure out how to replicate what we had before.

    All I want is to stub the files if they are un-modified after 2 years, keep the files indefinitely, keep user deleted files for 2 years.

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-10-2017, 4:26 PM

    Just to clarify the requirement,

    1. Stubbing after 2 years

    2. Retain all files/stubs as long as they are on disk

    3. When a file/stub is deleted by user from disk, its retained for 2 more years

     

    Please confirm and we can help you configure.

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-10-2017, 4:28 PM

    Just to clarify the requirement again,

     

    1. Stubbing after 2 years

    2. Retain all files/stubs as long as they are on disk

    3. When a file/stub is deleted by user from disk, its retained for 2 more years

     

    Please let us know and we can help you configure.

     

    Regards

    Chitra

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-14-2017, 5:43 AM

    This is an example of one of our existing retention property pages on an old v10 client upgraded to v11, files are stubbed after 2 years, and then brought forward by synthetic fulls.  I just want to make sure that we can replicate this as our SLA with our customers requires it.

    Always frustrates me when things like this change, as they did from classic archiver to onepass.  We have to jump through lots of hoops to check settings against our internal SLAs.

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-15-2017, 10:48 AM

    Hi Andi,

     

    Can we have a quick call so we can discuss this one? If so, please publish the number and preferred times and I will call you.

     

    Regards

    Chitra

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 08-16-2017, 6:09 AM

    Sent a PM

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 04-11-2018, 9:50 AM

    Hey all,

    I'm running into a similar problem. I've poured over the documentation for the new settings and I just can't make heads and tails of it. This is what I've read so far:

    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=60740.htm
    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=61633.htm
    http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=60751.htm

    I'm looking to setup the following:

    1. Stub after 2 years - I know how to do this
    2. Retain all files/stubs as long as they are on disk
    3. When a file/stub is deleted by user from disk, retain it per the storage policy retention.
    #2 is really my issue. I believe I can accomplish #3 by simply setting the extended backup retention to 0 days (per this article http://documentation.commvault.com/commvault/v11/article?p=60751.htm). 
    Also, the last option, for keeping older file versions seems strange to me. Wouldn't any versions that fall within storage policy retention automatically be kept?
    Any help, guidance or links would be very helpful.
    Thanks!
  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 04-11-2018, 12:16 PM

    Point 2 can be satisfied by checking the backup retention checkbox. This will ensure that all the files thate are on disk are preserved for ever.

    For the point 3, you are correct that if you set the backup retention to 0, then deleted items will follow the storage policy retention.

    For the versions, This is applicable for both deleted and non deleted items which should be carried forward by latest synthetic full. Storage policy retention only controls the presence of a file in media. By providing the nversion, we ensure that the versions are carried forward in the latest synthetic full provided the deleted item retention is not met.

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 04-11-2018, 2:15 PM

    So just to confirm, as long as the backup retention checkbox is checked then all of the files that are on disk will be preserved forever?

    In regard to nversions...so in other words, the storage policy retention would ensure that the file still exists in media but it may not be part of the most recent synfull. By providing the nversion parameter it will ensure that multiple versions are maintained as part of the latest synfull, correct?

    Thanks again!

  • Re: New Archiving Retention rules
    Posted: 04-11-2018, 2:27 PM

    Correct. Yes for both.

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