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Document Retention Range - What happens when user defines out of range value

Our product is designed to archive to NetApp volume with the user specified retention period. In the current implementation, we do not validate if the user defined retention period falls within the retention period range of the NetApp volume being archived to and is expected that the user verifies and provides the right retention period.

Questions:

·         The programmatically (user defined) provided retention period does not fall within the retention period range of the NetApp volume being archived to. Which one takes precedence?

Example:

If max. retention of the NetApp volume is 8 days and user provided retention is 10 days.

If min. retention of the NetApp volume is 5 days and user provided retention is 3 days.

·         The programmatically (user defined) provided retention period falls within the retention period range of the NetApp volume being archived to. However, at a later point in time, the retention period of the NetApp volume is reduced to a number shorter than the programmatically (user defined) provided retention. Which one takes precedence?

Example:

Initially if max. retention of the NetApp volume is 8 days and user provided retention is 7 days. And, later max. retention of the NetApp volume is reduced to 5 days.

Thanks for the help.

Re: Document Retention Range - What happens when user defines out of range value

Please specify which product you are using: SnapLock Compliance or SnapLock Enterprise?

What version of Data ONTAP?

Re: Document Retention Range - What happens when user defines out of range value

Example:

If max. retention of the NetApp volume is 8 days and user provided retention is 10 days.

The volume’s minimum and and maximum retention periods take precedence while committing a file to WORM. Hence the file gets committed to 8 days.

If min. retention of the NetApp volume is 5 days and user provided retention is 3 days.

As per the above explanation the file gets committed for 5 days.

Initially if max. retention of the NetApp volume is 8 days and user provided retention is 7 days. And, later max. retention of the NetApp volume is reduced to 5 days.

The value of max retention period of a SnapLock volume can be reduced , but the retention time of files that are already committed can never be reduced.