An association links a Dynamic File Services pair and policy so that the policy is enforced for the pair. No files are moved between the primary path and secondary path in a pair until a policy is associated with the pair. Policy runs are enforced against all pairs that are associated with the policy.
An association between a policy and a pair occurs automatically when you use the Setup Wizard to create a pair and a policy at the same time. The Policy Wizard allows you to select the pairs you want to associate with a new policy. The Pair Wizard allows you to select the policies you want to associate with a new pair. You can also associate (or disassociate) pairs and policies at any time by selecting the Properties dialog box of the pair or policy, and modifying its associations.