SmartLock overview

With the SmartLock software module, you can protect files on an Isilon cluster from being modified, overwritten, or deleted. To protect files in this manner, you must activate a SmartLock license.

With SmartLock, you can identify a directory in OneFS as a WORM domain. WORM stands for write once, read many. All files within the WORM domain can be committed to a WORM state, meaning that those files cannot be overwritten, modified, or deleted.

After a file is removed from a WORM state, you can delete the file. However, you can never modify a file that has been committed to a WORM state, even after it is removed from a WORM state.

In OneFS, SmartLock can be deployed in one of two modes: compliance mode or enterprise mode.