Re: [ADSM-L] Archiving basic queries
I may not be describing it very well ;-)
I have lots of old, unaccessed files that need to be retained indefinitely. To
free up library space I want to archive them to tape and delete from the
fileservers. It would be nice if I could remove the Tivoli database entries for
these files to free up the library sooner rather than later.
I know how to select and archive only those files with a last accessed date
earlier than some arbitrary date in the past. I was interested in the
possibility of expiring only those files and not others from Tivoli afterwards.
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Sent: 22 October 2007 12:34
To: ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] Archiving basic queries
On Oct 22, 2007, at 5:27 AM, Angus Macdonald wrote:
> The next query is expiration. Ideally, I'd like to immediately
> expire the files which have been archived, to free up library
> space. I currently retain 3 versions up to 100 days and the final
> version up to 365 days. I can set all of those values temporarily
> nice and low but as I understand it, the database objects are only
> finally removed by the EXPIRE INVENTORY process at the server end.
> This would presumably remove all old versions, not just those I
> have archived.
> Is there a way around this, am I simply wrong, or will I just have
> to wait for the normal expiration process timeout?
I think we're all puzzled as to why you would have bothered archiving
files which you could have simply deleted from the file system, to
achieve the same effect?
You need to dig into the B/A client manual, the chapter "Archiving
and retrieving your data", which describes all the aspects and
factors of file archiving - including deleting archive data. You
need a solid grounding in the area that you are pursuing, in order to
make best use of it. Going at it piecemeal is not a good approach
when dealing with data retention regimens.
Richard Sims http://people.bu.edu/rbs
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