Control Data Growth through Lifecycle Management
Create policies that automatically move, delete and distribute data
Controlling your data management costs starts with controlling data growth. The less data you have on primary storage, the less costly it is to back up, redistribute across servers and sort through. Limiting your primary storage to only relevant work-related data means you need less new storage, which lowers device and facility costs.
File grooming settings let you specify the file types Novell Storage Manager will remove from home folders and collaborative storage areas on primary storage. When you decide not to allow certain file types on your primary storage—such as image files, movie files, music files or temporary files—you can set up a policy in Storage Manager that reflects this decision. Storage Manager then removes the forbidden file types and relocates them to secondary storage or deletes them altogether.
When users leave your organization, Storage Manager deals with the contents of their home and personal folders as directory-enacted policies dictate. Storage Manager can move users’ home and personal folders to an archive area on secondary storage or delete the folders.
When servers reach a specified capacity threshold, Storage Manager can automatically take action by distributing their stored data across multiple servers according to your policy settings.