Because a significant amount of data can be consumed by old versions of files, you can set file version restrictions for workspaces and folders that you own. You might want to do this if the Vibe administrator has set a data quota on workspaces and folders throughout the Vibe site, or if you simply want to limit the amount of clutter in your folders and workspaces.
You can configure folders and workspaces to automatically delete minor file versions that exceed the maximum number that you set for each file, and you can configure folders to automatically delete minor file versions after a specified number of days. Major file versions are never automatically deleted.
You can configure folders and workspaces to allow only a certain number of file versions for each file version set within the folder or workspace. (A file version set includes the major file version and all minor file versions. For more information about major and minor file versions, see Novell Vibe 3.3 User Guide.)
After the maximum number of versions is reached and a new minor version is created in the file version set, the oldest minor version is automatically deleted and cannot be recovered.
Major versions are never deleted, so if there is a minor version that you want to keep from being deleted, you can increment it to a major version, as described in Novell Vibe 3.3 User Guide.
This setting is inherited by all sub-folders, so any sub-folders are also restricted to the maximum number that you set. For example, if you specify a maximum version number of 5 in Folder A, Sub-Folder B also has a maximum version number of 5. This means that each file in the folder can have a maximum of 5 versions associated with it.
The maximum number that you set includes the major file version as well as any minor file versions. For example, if you set the maximum version number to be 5, each file version set can have one major file version and four minor file versions.
To configure a folder or workspace to have a maximum number of allowed file versions:
Navigate to the folder or workspace where you want to set the maximum number of allowed file versions.
Click> if you are setting the number on a folder.
Click> if you are setting the number on a workspace.
Selectif it is not already selected, then specify the maximum number of allowed versions in the field.
(Conditional) If the textappears next to the field, click . This configures the folder or workspace to not inherit this setting from a higher-level folder or workspace.
You can configure all minor versions of each file to be automatically deleted after a specified number of days (major versions are never deleted). When you configure a folder in this way, all versions of the document that are not a major version are deleted after the specified number of days. (For more information about major and minor versioning, see Novell Vibe 3.3 User Guide.)
The setting to automatically delete old versions is not inherited by sub-folders; it must be configured individually for each folder. Because of this, you can enable this feature only on individual folders, and not on the parent workspace. If the Vibe administrator has configured file versions throughout the Vibe site to be automatically deleted after a certain number of days, you can either disable the automatic deletion or specify a new day limit for each folder.
Navigate to the folder where you want to specify the number of days to wait before the excess versions are deleted.
Select, then specify the number of days in the field.