ViPR 2.1 - Manage ViPR CAS Retention
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The retention period for an object is based on the highest level of retention applied at the object or pool level. For example, if the application assigns a retention period of two years to an object, but the CAS pool has a retention period of 5 years for all objects in the pool, then the object gets retained for 5 years.
Retention is applied at the object and CAS pool levels as follows:
- CAS pool level: Retention periods set at the CAS pool level apply to all objects in the pool. This allows the ViPR Admin to easily change the retention for large numbers of objects simply by changing the CAS pool retention period.
- Object level: A retention period or retention class is assigned by an external application when a CAS object is created.
A retention class acts as a retention policy that governs the retention for all CAS objects that refer to that class, without changing the individual CAS objects. The retention class parameters can also be modified through the CAS cluster.
For example, a company with a corporate email archiving policy of one year defines a retention class called EmailArchive that has a retention value of one year. Email in that CAS cluster has that retention value applied. Later, if the company changes its policy, it needs only to change the retention class parameters defined through the CAS cluster to change the retention policy for email on that cluster.
Manage ViPR object retention on CAS pools and CAS clusters through the user interface as follows:Back to Top
- Select .
- To open the Edit CAS Pool page, click the Pools button on the far right of the CAS cluster that you are editing.
- Select the CAS pool that you are editing.
The Edit CAS Pool page opens.
- Edit the Pool Mask and Retention Period as required.
Enable the CAS pool retention period only if the application has not set a retention period of 0 on the CAS objects in the CAS pool. Most applications use a default retention period of 0 (no retention) which overrides the CAS pool retention.
- To save the edits and return to the CAS Pools page, click Save.
- Select .
- To open the Edit CAS Cluster select the CAS cluster from the list.
- The ViPR Admin manages object retention at the cluster level by providing a Retention Class Name and Value. Doing so applies that retention value to any CAS object in the CAS cluster that refers to the retention class.
- To save the edits click Save.
After you finish
To edit the CAS pools and CAS profiles associated with CAS clusters, select the CAS cluster name and select either Pools or Profiles.Back to Top