Hi I created a Delete policy for my FSA file server.
However the policy does not seem to delete previously archived items. is this normal or am I missing some thing
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Would you have a suggestion that would enable me to remove placeholders? I am having difficulty with my fileserver and the time it takes to scan before a backup. Mainly because the ammount of files is an incredible number and the most of these are placeholders.
Can I remove placeholders and later the archived data ?
Just so I understand, you wish to keep the archived items but delete the placeholders for items older than X?
I don't think that is something that is currently an option in the product. You could post an idea in the Ideas section.
To remove the archive Data you can select the Retention Category option in the policy. (Retention Category Tab).
For that Retention Category set the Retention Period. So after that Retention Period the archived data will be deleted from storage with help of Storage Expiry option at EV site properties.
If you change the Retention Category option in the old policy , it will apply on your old archived data. If we change / modify the setting in old policy it wil applicable to old data.
You can use FSAUtility with the -o parameter to delete orphaned placeholders for which no corresponding item exists in the archive.
FSAUtility -o -s UNC_path [-l log_level] [-r]