Example file system directory structure:-
-Each of the user folders has a sub folder called 'Test', i.e. Users\User1\Test
-The top level “Users” directory is shared.
1. Create a FSA Folder policy with archiving rules of Do Not Archive. To do this begin by expanding Policies then File. Select Folder, right click and select New-Policy.
2. For EV 9.0.2 and above you will be presented with the following screen:
All previous versions will present the following screen first:
2. Create a Retention Folder Policy. To do this begin by expanding Policies then File. Select Retention Folders, right click and select New-Policy. Under Folder hierarchy, add the folder “Test”. And apply the FSA Folder Policy from Step 1 to this Retention Folder.
3. Create a FSA Volume Policy with the appropriate archiving rules, shortcuts etc. To do this begin by expanding Policies then File. Select Volume, right click and select New-Policy.
4. Create a FSA target volume called Users under the appropriate server and apply the FSA Volume Policy from step 3. To do this begin by expanding Targets, File Servers, select the appropriate file server, right click and select New-Policy.
5. Add a folder of \ to the volume created in step 4. When adding the folder in the wizard make sure to apply the Retention Folder Policy created in step 2.
Note: "Apply retention folder policy on sub folders of folder "\" and tick checkbox:- 'Automatically apply retention folder policy on new sub folders as well.' Then click next and select create archive points for sub folders of folder "\". A new archive will be created for each existing sub folder.
This is what happens when the task is run.
1. The Volume Policy is used to archive everything under User1, User2, User3 etc.
2. The Retention Folder Policy does 2 things:
a. Creates a folder called 'Test' if it does not exist.
b. Does not archive anything from this folder based on the FSA Folder Policy settings.