Using DAR without Symantec Enterprise Vault

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Using DAR without Symantec Enterprise Vault

The FileStore DAR feature is optimized for use with Symantec Enterprise Vault, but you can use DAR to enable WORM capability in non-EV enviornments.

To enable WORM capability on a CIFS volume:

  • Use the Storage> dar enable command to enable DAR on a CIFS file system.

    See Configuring data archive and retention.

  • Use CIFS operations to perform the following:

    • Create a file.

    • Add data to the file.

    • As required for WORM compliance, set the file access time (atime) to some date in the future.

    • Set the file permissions to read-only (RO).

    The file will be WORM-compliant until the retention time expires.


This procedure applies to CIFS volumes only. NFS volumes are not supported at this time.

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