12.0 Managing Retention Reviews

The Novell Dynamic File Services retention pair allows you to keep data that is actively used on the primary path, and to move data to a retention repository on the secondary path that is not needed for everyday operations but might occasionally need to be accessed. For example, retained files might be kept for historical reference, or to comply with contractual or legal requirements.

Data in the repository is retained indefinitely. Only an authorized reviewer can determine whether to keep a file in the repository, to purge a file from storage, or to restore a file to its original location. The action is based external constraints set by your company’s data retention policy.

This section describes the retention repository and how to manage the data in it.