Data Service Policies Criteria Tab

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Use the Data Service Policy Criteria tab after the Source tab. In the Criteria tab you can further refine which files are moved, copied, or deleted by configuring the criteria parameters. If all the fields are left empty on this tab, then all of the files that live at the source are migrated, replicated, or purged. To select files from specific locations or of specific types, use file and directory filters.

Data Service Policies - Criteria tab

Data Service Policy Criteria Tab Elements

Element

Description

Type of Objects

Select the types of objects for processing.

Files and Directories - Both files and directories are processed and rights for both are preserved.

Files Only - Only files and their rights are preserved, while directories are ignored.

Directories Only - Directories and their rights are processed, while files are ignored.

Host Name

Use this parameter to migrate all files from a particular host. The policy processes only files that originally came from the host computer named.

Type the name of the computer on the network to define as the host.

Content

Use to limit files processed to those containing a particular word or phrase. Be certain to enclose the phrase in quotation marks, otherwise all files containing any word typed is processed in the query. For more information see Wildcards - content searching.

Type a word or phrase to use for criteria for processing.

Time

Select files based on time and date that they were stored or  on when they were last accessed.

Time and date process -

1.From the Time drop-down list, select an option that includes a specific time and date (for example, Created after HH:MM:AM on Day). The Clock button, Calendar button, and the Created/Stored drop-down list are activated.
2.Select Created or Stored. The text in the Time drop-down list changes accordingly.
3.Click the Clock button to select a time from the Time window. The selected time displays in the Time drop-down list.
4.Click the Calendar button to select a date from the Date window. The selected date displays in the Time drop-down list.

Last accessed process -

1.From the Time drop-down list, select an option that includes an interval of time (for example, Created more than x days ago). The Clock button and the Created/Stored drop-down list are activated.
2.Select Created or Stored. The text in the Time drop-down list changes accordingly.
3.Click the Clock button to determine a period of time of years, months, days, hours, and minutes from the Period of  Time window. The selected period of time displays in the Time drop-down list.

File Size

Use to specify a minimum or maximum file size associated with the policy. This is useful for refining your file selection criteria further.

1.Type a file size in the text box.
2.Select the unit of measurement (bytes, KB, MB, GB).
3.Select Minimum or Maximum.

Minimum - The policy only processes files that are larger than the size specified.

Maximum - The policy only processes files that are smaller than the size specified.

Watermark

Watermarks determine when data is processed as a policy runs - in relation to the percentage of available space on source media.

Select a High watermark percentage, the processing begins when a policy runs and the amount of data on the source media exceeds the high watermark. Data processing continues until the source media reaches the level indicated by the Low watermark.

Select a Low watermark percentage, the processing stops when the amount of data on the source media reaches the low watermark.

Files and Directories  to Include/Exclude

After making general selections of files and directories to process from the options above, you can apply filters to refine which files or directories to process.

Include filters - Include only specific files or directories in a job.

Exclude filters - Rule out specific files or directories from a job.

For more information see Filters.