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QoreStor 7.1.0 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Accessing QoreStor Configuring QoreStor settings
Licensing QoreStor Configuring an SSL Certificate for your QoreStor System Configuring Active Directory settings Understanding system operation scheduling Configuring Secure Connect Enabling MultiConnect Configuring and using Rapid NFS and Rapid CIFS Configuring and using VTL Configuring and Using Encryption at Rest Configuring email notification settings Configuring and using the Recycle Bin Configuring Cloud Reader Configuring RDA immutability
Managing containers Managing local storage Managing cloud storage Managing replications Managing Users Monitoring the QoreStor system Managing QoreStor Remotely Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting


This topic introduces and briefly defines some basic Recycle Bin terminology used throughout the QoreStor documentation.

Term Description
Recycle Bin A hidden space where QoreStor temporarily stores deleted files.
Retention time Duration by which QoreStor keeps a deleted file in Recycle Bin before permanently purging it.
Purging files from Recycle Bin Permanently deleting files from Recycle Bin.
Recycle Bin restore Recovering or bringing back files in Recycle Bin to their original location.

Guidelines for configuring Recycle Bin

Refer to the following important notes and guidelines for understanding Recycle Bin configuration in QoreStor.

  • Identify the Data Management Application (DMA) that you will be using to back up data. Refer to the QoreStor Interoperability Guide for a complete list of the supported DMAs for Recycle Bin.
  • Depending on the backup size, deduplication and compression ratios, and Recycle Bin retention time, Recycle Bin occupies additional storage space. No additional QoreStor license is required for Recycle Bin space. Provision storage to use all of the license capacity.
  • Recycle Bin retention time is a time period during which you can retrieve any of the deleted files. Shorter the retention time means less additional storage space required, but also less of a time window to detect an attack or accidental deletion and respond.

Configuring Recycle Bin

You can enable Recycle Bin on a container while adding a container or later by editing the properties of a container. For more information, see Creating a container and Editing container settings.

NOTE: Recycle Bin supports NFS, CIFS, RDA, and OST containers.

You can also change the retention time for a container, which affects files that are deleted from then onwards. The retention time does not include when QoreStor services are not running. You can set a retention time when you add a container or at a later time. A new retention time applies to the files that are deleted from the moment you set the new retention time.

Purging Recycle Bin files

Files in the Recycle Bin are permanently deleted after their retention time is over. This cleanup process happens automatically on a daily basis, and it cannot be forced or expedited. Once the files are deleted from Recycle Bin, they cannot be recovered.

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