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QoreStor 7.3.0 - User Guide

Introducing QoreStor Accessing QoreStor Configuring QoreStor settings
Licensing QoreStor Configuring SAML 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 and using the Recycle Bin Configuring Cloud Reader Configuring RDA immutability
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Configuring and using the Recycle Bin

This topic introduces the Recycle Bin feature and related concepts and tasks. Refer to the subsequent topics and procedures in this section for more information.

Understanding Recycle Bin

Recycle Bin is a process whereby any data that is deleted from a compromised backup solution can be retrieved from an immutable Recycle Bin by a QoreStor administrator. Data in the Recycle Bin is not visible through client protocols such as NFS and CIFS. You can set a retention period of between 7 and 30 days after which the files are automatically removed permanently from QoreStor.

Recycle Bin is a property of a container in QoreStor. Recycle Bin can be enabled on a container when you create the container or any time later. Only files that are deleted after enabling Recycle Bin are retained in it.

Recycle Bin activation is permanent After you enable Recycle Bin for a container, it cannot be removed from the container configuration.

You cannot delete a container until the container and Recycle Bin associated with it are empty.

NOTE: When you delete a file, you cannot create a file with the same name and location until the deleted file is permanently removed from Recycle Bin.

NOTE: Enabling Recycle Bin does not allow Linux hardlinks to be used.


Recycle Bin is supported with NFS, CIFS, RDA, and OST containers. For more information, see the Quest QoreStor Interoperability Guide.


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.
QoreCompliance Clock An internal software clock that QoreStor uses to determine retention time and immutability for the Recycle Bin feature.

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.
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