Subclient Properties (Rules)

Use Subclient Properties (Rules) tab to view or change archiving rules for this subclient.

File Rules

Use this tab to create rules that enable or disable the Archiving Rules. These rules specify the free space on volumes, age and/or size of the files,  for determining whether to scan a volume for archiving.

Enable all rules

When selected, all archiving rules, except for Stub Management rules, will be enabled for this subclient.

Begin scan for file selection when free volume is less than n %

  • Enter the low watermark value for the volume.
  • The free space of the volume is checked where the subclient content resides.
  • If the free space on the volume is greater than the specified value, then the volume will not be scanned for archiving.

For example:

If you entered a value of 60% for this field, and the free space currently on the volume is 50%, then the volume will be scanned for files that meet the archiving criteria.

End scan if volume is freed to n %

  • Enter  the high watermark value for the volume.
  • It determines the point at which the migration archiving operation will stop archiving files.
  • The archiving will continue until the free space on the volume is equal to the value specified here.

    Note that in the case of a very large file, archiving will continue even beyond the specified high watermark value until the entire file has been archived.

For example:

If you entered a value of 70% for this field, and archiving has freed up 70% of the space on the volume, then archiving of files within that volume will cease.

Archive file access time older than n Days

  • Enter the number of days elapsed (i.e., the age of the file) since the last accessed time of each file.
  • For archiving, the last accessed date of each file within that volume or folder/directory is checked to see if it is older than the number of days specified.
  • If the last accessed date of files is older than the number of days entered, the files will be archived.

For example:

If you entered a value of 30 days, then all files older than 30 days in the scanned volume or folder/directory will be archived.

Archive file modified time older than n Days

  • Enter the number of days elapsed (i.e., the age of the file) since the modified time of each file.
  • For archiving, the modified date of each file within that volume or folder/directory is checked to see if it is older than the number of days specified here.
  • If the modified date of files is older than the number of days entered in this field, then those files will be archived.

For example:

If you entered a value of 30 days, then all files older than 30 days in the scanned volume or folder/directory will be archived.

Archive file created time older than n Days

  • Enter the number of days elapsed (i.e., the age of the file) since the file was created.
  • For archiving, the creation date of each file within that volume or folder/directory is checked to see if it is older than the number of days specified here.
  • If the creation date of files is older than the number of days entered in this field, then those files will be archived.

For example:

If you entered a value of 30 days, then all files older than 30 days in the scanned volume or folder/directory will be archived.

Archive file if size is greater than n KB

  • Enter the size a file must be in order for the file to be archived.
  • If a file size within a scanned volume or folder/directory is greater than this value, then it will be archived.

For example: 

If you entered a value of 50 KB, then all files greater than 50 KB in the scanned volume or folder/directory will be archived.

Maximum File Size n KB

  • Enter the size a file must be in order for the file to be archived.
  • If a file size within a scanned volume or folder/directory is less than this value, then it will be archived.

For example: 

  • If you entered a value of 50 KB, then all files less than 50 KB in the scanned volume or folder/directory will be archived.

Stub Rule

Replace the File with a Stub

Select this option to replace the files with stubs after running an archive job.

Never

Select this option to retain the stubbed items forever.

Prune stubs only after n Days

Select this option and specify the number of days, the stubs will be retained before they are pruned.

For example:

If you enter 120 days then stubs of the archived files will be pruned after 120 days.

Delete the file

Select this option to delete the file from the primary storage after it has been archived.

Prune Archived Items

Never

Select this option to retain the archived items forever.

Prune

Select this option to specify the number of days after which the deleted archived items will be pruned. The default value is 730 days.

Compress the File

Select this option to compress files that meet the archiving rules.