Create a SmartLock directory

You can create a SmartLock directory and commit files in that directory to a WORM state.

About this task

Before creating a SmartLock directory, be aware of the following conditions and requirements:
  • You cannot create a SmartLock directory as a subdirectory of an existing SmartLock directory.
  • Hard links cannot cross SmartLock directory boundaries.
  • Creating a SmartLock directory causes a corresponding SmartLock domain to be created for that directory.

Procedure

  1. Click File System > SmartLock > WORM.
  2. Click Create Domain.
  3. From the Type list, specify whether the directory is an enterprise directory or a compliance directory.
    Compliance directories enable you to protect your data in compliance with the regulations defined by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission rule 17a-4. Enterprise directories enable you to protect your data without complying with those restrictions.

    This option is available only if the cluster is in SmartLock compliance mode. If the cluster is not in compliance mode, all SmartLock directories are enterprise directories.

  4. From the Privileged Delete list, specify whether to enabled the root user to delete files that are currently committed to a WORM state.
    Note Image

    This functionality is available only for SmartLock enterprise directories.

  5. In the Path field, type the full path of the directory you want to make into a SmartLock directory.
    The specified path must belong to an empty directory on the cluster.
  6. Optional: To specify a default retention period for the directory, click Apply a default retention span and then specify a time period.
    The default retention period will be assigned if you commit a file to a WORM state without specifying a day to release the file from the WORM state.
  7. Optional: To specify a minimum retention period for the directory, click Apply a minimum retention span and then specify a time period.
    The minimum retention period ensures that files are retained in a WORM state for at least the specified period of time.
  8. Optional: To specify a maximum retention period for the directory, click Apply a maximum retention span and then specify a time period.
    The maximum retention period ensures that files are not retained in a WORM state for more than the specified period of time.
  9. Click Create Domain.
  10. Click Create.