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nsr_policy - NetWorker resource type ``NSR policy''  


type: NSR policy  


Each NetWorker policy is described by a single resource of type NSR policy (see nsr_resource(5)). To view the NSR policy resources for a NetWorker server, enter nsradmin at the command prompt to start the nsradmin program. At the nsradmin prompt, enter:
nsradmin>print type:NSR policy

See nsradmin(8) for more information on using the NetWorker administration program.

These resources control how long entries remain in a client's on-line file index and when to mark a save set as recyclable. Each NSR client resource (see nsr_client(5)) uses two policies, a browse policy and a retention policy. Policies can only be deleted if no clients are using them.

Each policy defines an amount of time. The amount of time is determined by the period and the number of periods.  


The following attributes are defined for resource type NSR policy. The information in parentheses describes how the attribute values are accessed. Create-only indicates that the value cannot be changed by an administrator once the resource is created. Read/write means the value can be set as well as read at any time. Several additional hidden attributes (for example, administrator) are common to all resources, and are described in nsr_resource(5).

name               (create-only)
This attribute contains the name of the policy defined by this
resource. The name must be unique for this NetWorker server, but otherwise can be anything that makes sense to the administrator. This name will appear as a choice attribute of each NSR client resource. The NSR policy resources named "Quarter" and "Year" may be modified, but may not be removed. The name can only be specified when the group is created.
Example: name: life cycle;
comment              (read/write)
This attribute is provided for the administrator to keep any explanatory
remarks or supplementary information about the policy.
number of periods (read/write)
The number of periods attribute specifies the number of base units to use.
Example: number of periods: 3;
period               (read/write)
The period attribute determines the base unit for this policy. It may
be one of four values: Days, Weeks, Months or Years. A week is defined as 7 days, the number of days in a particular month depends upon the calender, and a year as 366 days.
Example: period: Months;


The following NSR policy resource named "Quarter" defines a period of 3 months, or one quarter of a year:

                type: NSR policy;
                name: Quarter;
              period: Months;
   number of periods: 3;


nsr(8), nsrim(8), nsr_resource(5), nsr_client(5), nsradmin(8).




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