Re: [ADSM-L] TSM RFE regarding Litigation Hold

2013-05-07 17:42:08
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM RFE regarding Litigation Hold
From: Richard Rhodes <rrhodes AT FIRSTENERGYCORP DOT COM>
Date: Tue, 7 May 2013 17:39:09 -0400
Our approach has been to export/import the node to another TSM instance
under a different node name with a suffix or prefix that indicated the
hold.  THe mgt class is set to no-expire.    We stop expiration until this
copy is made.  This approach has lets the node be processed as usual, and
the copy can sit for as long as needed.


From:   "Vandeventer, Harold [BS]" <Harold.Vandeventer AT KS DOT GOV>
Date:   05/07/2013 03:36 PM
Subject:        Re: TSM RFE regarding Litigation Hold
Sent by:        "ADSM: Dist Stor Manager" <ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU>

Great ideas Paul.... I'm preparing to build the alternate server without
expiration approach as soon as I can scare up some resources.

I'll look at the alternate Domain approach also.

-----Original Message-----
From: ADSM: Dist Stor Manager [mailto:ADSM-L AT VM.MARIST DOT EDU] On Behalf Of
Paul Zarnowski
Sent: Tuesday, May 07, 2013 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: [ADSM-L] TSM RFE regarding Litigation Hold

We deal with a variety of types of litigation hold here, as well.  What
you can do now, easily, is to setup a parallel policy domain (i.e.,
LITHOLD) that has all the same management classes, but different retention
policy (i.e., retain forever).  Then, to avoid expiration you just have to
do this:


This works if you have all the same management classes defined in LITHOLD
that you had defined in the original domain.  You can move the node back
and forth between domains as needed.  If LITHOLD is missing a management
class, then retention would be controlled by the "grace period"
definitions of the domain - something you'll probably want to avoid.

No changes needed on the client side since you're not changing management
class names, just their attributes.

If you have associated a schedule with the node, then you'll need to have
copies of the schedules in LITHOLD and re-associate the node with the
schedule in the LITHOLD domain (which can be defined the same).

We also deal with other types of litigation holds that require is to take
a snapshot of the data.  For this, we simply export (a copy of) the node
to another TSM server instance where expiration does not run or has no


At 05:05 PM 5/3/2013, Vandeventer, Harold [BS] wrote:
>To all...
>I created an RFE to affect File Spaces and Expiration.  The feature would
cause expiration processing to be skipped for a file space that has been
>It's RFE ID 33395 if you care to review and vote.
>Briefly, the idea is to immediately respond to a situation in which we
cannot allow Expiration Processing to delete information that would
otherwise be deleted.  This would be in response to a "Litigation Hold"
demand from a legal issue at hand.  I've had three LitHold events in the
past 24 months; they're not much fun and I'm not in the court room, just
the TSM Server Admin.
>Allowing a "LitigationHold=Yes" would avoid expiration on the File Space.
>When the court case is lifted, simply revert to ""LitigationHold=No". The
next Expiration process would then begin the delete process as is normal.
>The feature would avoid the complexity of assigning a "no expire"
management class to the node and trying to later revert to a more typical
>Please take a look at the RFE, and cast a vote if you feel it's a
valuable feature.
>Harold Vandeventer
>Systems Programmer
>State of Kansas - Office of Information Technology Services STE 751-S
>910 SW Jackson
>(785) 296-0631
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