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  • 15 March 2023
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Hi,
we have a 2019 Windows fileserver.
Is it possible with Commvault to archive data older than 10 years?
Files/Folders should be moved and the structure should be maintained…

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Dennis

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Best answer by SparshGupta 22 March 2023, 15:39

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Hi @Dennis 

 

Yes, it’s possible and easy to setup.

 

Please go through below links -

https://documentation.commvault.com/2022e/expert/25852_archiving_rules.html

https://documentation.commvault.com/2022e/expert/25799_windows_file_system_archiving.html

 

Thanks,

Sparsh

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Thanks for your reply.
If the archive option is not enabled for backup is it possible to restore files eg. till the last 10 years. That files older 10 years don’t be restore.

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Hi @Dennis 

 

Yes, you can filter the backed up data during browse using “Modified Date” property, and specifying “Start date” as let’s say, 2013-03-22. This will display only files whose modified time is on or after 2013-03-22 and you can restore last 10 years data.

 

https://documentation.commvault.com/2022e/expert/12951_online_help_for_browse_and_restore_data_options.html#file-system-based-filters

 

 

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Sparsh

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Hi,
is there an option in Commvault to delete data older 10 years on my fileserver?
Or only to backup data younger e. g. 10 years?

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Dennis

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Hi @Dennis 

 

Both options are supported with commvault.

 

  • If you want to backup the data older than 10 years and then delete it, you can do it via archiving solution

     
  • If you want to backup last 10 year data only, and not before that, you can do it via regular backups by enabling an additional property to backup files after a specific date.
     

So, what exactly are we looking for? Can you please brief a bit more?

 

Thanks,

Sparsh

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We would like to delete data older than 10 years on our file server, before we completely backup the file server. We have created a selective copy that is started manually and saves the data on WORM.
We could start a script via powershell that deletes files older than 10 years, that just takes a very long time. That's why I'm asking if this can be solved more elegantly with commvault.

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Hi @Dennis 

 

Unfortunately, there’s no such way.

 

Thanks,

Sparsh

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