For file archiving, a typical policy might instruct the storage system to copy all files from one location to another. Another example might direct the storage system to copy all source files to numerous different locations based on the files' characteristics, age or last access. A policy manager can also apply filters and exclusions. For example, a storage system might search for files that match a certain criteria, move those files to another location, verify the successful copy, and then delete the files from their original location.
Still another example might be to
Before deleting old data copies, it's important to verify that the new/copied data is properly copied and that it's available to be read. Storage administrators must then worry about secure deletion and see that there is an ongoing unalterable log of all deletions. This ensures that an organization can track data from creation through archiving, movement and destruction.
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This was first published in April 2007