Policy-based Data Archiving
PoINT Storage Manager lets you create scheduled jobs (Storage Vaults) which archives data based on one or more “policies”. Policies consist of a set of conditions and corresponding actions. When running an Archive Job Cycle, these conditions are checked on files located within a Target location (Performance Tier). When file conditions match a policy, the specified actions are executed. Conditions include file name, file size, file type, creation date and modification date, last access date, attributes and more. Up to 64 Storage Vaults can be created.
Archive Job Cycles can be scheduled to run daily at a selected time, including or excluding certain days (i.e. Saturday, Sunday), or weekly, monthly, and annually. Job cycles may be initiated manually at any time by a systems administrator.
A typical Archive Job may be to archive (copy file to Archive Tier) and purge (replace file with a stub or link) files with a .PDF extension that haven’t been accessed in 3 years. This type of policy will re-claim capacity on the Primary storage system to make room for new files.