Clarification on Centera Deletion process
This post is similar to the one I posted a while ago but I just need more specific information around the way Centera deletes items. This query is for the same customer in the link below
In summary the customer wants to free up more data on there Centera through deletions, the Centera is running in Basic mode. The question I have is
- This customer has 2 separate VS for Journal data and Mailbox archiving and 2 separate EV servers. But they have 2 different Retention Categories for these types of archive data. A particarly attachment is archived to the Centera first through Mailbox archiving, with a 3 year Retention Period, and later the same attachement is archived through Journaling with a 7 year Retention Period. I now delete the Archive manually through the VAC. I understand the Index data and references to the item in the Mailbox VS should be removed but what happens to the item on the Centera as there is now conflicting Retention Periods? The Centera will use its own form of SIS to store one copy of the item but how does it know that there are 2 separate Retention Periods associated with the item? Or will it remove the item but this means that the Journal copy would be removed before its Retention Period. In the past we have deleted hundreds of older unused user Archives and there were no errors logged. Only later I thought about what this meant, was EV now deleting data that was also associated with the Journal VS?
I hope this makes sense, in summary how does the Centera through its own process of SIS deal with items that have different Retention Periods when you delete them? Or rather what does EV do when you try to delete an item that is stored once on the Centera but has multiple references to it through different VS