Archiver: Data Retention Tab - Archiver

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From the Admin > Services > Config view > Data Retention tab of an Archiver, Administrators can define the criteria for log retention and storage.

Workflow

This workflow illustrates the end-to-end installation and configuration process for an Archiver. From the Data Retention Tab you can configure hot, warm, and cold storage along with configuring multiple storage collections for data retention.

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  • Configure Total Hot Storage
  • Configure Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage

    Administrator

    Configure Total Warm Storage (Optional)

    Configure Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage

    Administrator

    Configure Total Cold Storage (Optional)

    Configure Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage

    AdministratorConfigure Collections

    Configure Log Storage Collections

    Administrator

    Configure Retention Rules

    Define Retention Rules

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    Quick Look

    As an Administrator, you can configure hot, warm, and cold storage as well as multiple storage collections with different locations and criteria for retaining logs. For example, you can create a Compliance collection that stores logs for a specific time period as required by government regulations. You can create another collection that stores low value logs in hot storage with a much shorter retention period. The flexibility of these collections enables you to have significantly less overall storage requirements.

    The Data Retention screen is displayed.

                                                                                 
    1Displays the Collections panel with the Data Retention tab open.
    2Allows you to sort the collections in ascending or descending order.
    3Displays the allocated hot storage space for the collection, as well as the approximate current usage.
    4Displays the allocated warm storage space for the collection, as well as the approximate current usage.
    5Displays whether the collection uses cold storage for long-term backup.
    6Displays the time range used to determine when data is moved to cold storage or discarded.
    7Displays the amount of data written to the collection during the past hour.
    8Displays the date of the oldest data stored in the collection.
    9Displays the approximate age of the oldest data stored in the collection.
    10Displays the compression type used in collection storage.
    11Displays whether or not hashes are used when storing data in the collection.
    12Displays the number of retention rules that use this collection for storing data.
    13Displays the Actions drop-down menu.
    14Displays the Retention Rules panel.
    15Displays the order in which Retention Rules are evaluated in the execution chain.
    16Displays the name of the Retention Rule.
    17Data that satisfies this condition is stored in the corresponding collection.
    18Displays the collection used to store the data that satisfies this particular rule condition.

    Total Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage

    The Total Hot Storage section shows the total amount of Hot storage available and the number of hot storage mount points. The Total Hot Storage section shows the total amount of Warm storage available and the number of warm storage mount points. The Total Cold Storage section shows the total amount of Cold storage and the remaining free space available in Cold storage.

    Cold storage section displays total cold and hot storage.

    Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage Mount Points Dialogs

    In the Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage Mount Points dialogs, you can specify the mount points for your storage locations. You can specify portions of this storage to use for your log storage collections.

    To access the Hot, Warm, and Cold Storage Mount Points dialogs, click the ic-settings.png icon near the respective section.

    Hot Storage Mount Points dialog is displayed.

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