Configuring Retention Settings for File Versions in the NFS ObjectStore

You can configure the minimum number of versions and the minimum number of days to retain a file. A version of file is pruned only if the file is older than the number of versions and number of days you specify in the following procedure.

The default settings are 1 version and 30 days. You can retain all versions of the data for 30 days, and 1 version is retained forever.

Before You Begin

Before you begin this procedure, you must have created a NFS ObjectStore. For more information, see Adding an NFS ObjectStore.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, click Policies > Subclient Policies.
  2. Click the subclient policy for the NFS ObjectStore share that you want to use.

    NFS ObjectStore subclient policies have the following naming convention: <NFS ObjectStore name> Subclient Policy

  3. Right-click the Default subclient, and then click Properties.

    The Subclient Policy Properties dialog box appears.

  4. On the Retention tab, select the Enable Retention Rules for file versions check box.
  5. In the Minimum number of versions box, select or type the number of versions that you want to retain for each file in the share.
  6. To define a specific retention period for a file version, in the Retention period (in days) box, type or select the number of days you want to retain the file version in Edge Drive.
  7. Click OK.

Last modified: 6/8/2020 3:12:08 PM