NSR_POLICY(5)NSR_POLICY(5)NAMEnsr_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 administra‐
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
Each policy defines an amount of time. The amount of time is deter‐
mined 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).
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 adminis‐
trator. 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;
This attribute is provided for the administrator to keep any
explanatory remarks or supplementary information about the pol‐
number of periods (read/write)
The number of periods attribute specifies the number of base
units to use.
Example: number of periods: 3;
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;
number of periods: 3;
SEE ALSOnsr(8), nsrim(8), nsr_resource(5), nsr_client(5), nsradmin(8).
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