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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
Managing containers Managing local storage Managing cloud storage Managing replications Managing users Monitoring the QoreStor system Managing QoreStor remotely Support, maintenance, and troubleshooting Security recommendations guide About us

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.

Restoring files from Recycle Bin

If files are accidentally or maliciously deleted, you can restore them from Recycle Bin by identifying the time period during which the files were deleted, optionally viewing the list of files that were deleted during that period, and then initiating a restore from Recycle Bin. Once restore is complete, you can read the files from client systems or the backup software. Restore time is usually short, depending on the number of files being restored.

NOTE: In the restore window, it is recommended to not expire any backups, as it could cause file deletes to fail during that time. Retrying them after restore operation would succeed.

If backups were deleted from a backup application after restoring the files from Recycle Bin, some backup applications have to rescan the backup target or device to repopulate their catalog.

To restore files from Recycle Bin

  1. In the QoreStor GUI, click Container.
  2. Next to the name of the appropriate container, click the Details menu, and then click Recycle Bin.
  3. To receive a list of files that are in Recycle Bin, click Report. You can filter files based on their deletion times.
  4. To restore the files, click Restore.
    • To restore all of the files, click Full restore.
    • To restore files that were deleted during a specific time, click Date Range, and then select the start and end times.

    For usage details on the container --recycle_bin command, see the Quest QoreStor Command Line Reference Guide.

Managing containers with Recycle Bin enabled

When working with containers that have Recycle Bin enabled, take the following conditions into consideration.

Container deletion

When deleting a container that has Recycle Bin enabled, you cannot delete the container until Recycle Bin is empty. Be sure to delete or expire all backups from the container and wait for the files to expire from Recycle Bin. When Recycle Bin is empty and the container has no more files, delete the container.

Container replication

Recycle Bin can be configured on the source container only. The same configurations are automatically applied on the peer or replica container. Replication transfers all of the files in the container, including the Recycle Bin files. Restoring files from Recycle Bin is allowed on the source container only. The restored files appear on the replica container as well.

If the target container has files in Recycle Bin, then replication is not allowed. Doing so could prevent replication from being e re-added between a previously configured replication pair. Quest recommends using a new container on the target QoreStor in the same Storage Group as the replica container.

Cloud tier and archive tier

Cloud data also maintains Recycle Bin files. A retention period in a cloud is the same as an on-premises retention period for each file. Files in Recycle Bin must be restored to before they can be restored from Archive storage (Glacier) and later readback.

Disaster recovery

During disaster recovery using cloud data, the files in Recycle Bin are also made available on the recovered QoreStor. The Recycle Bin retention time for all of the files is reset to the last retention time set on the container, which means that all of the files in Recycle Bin are retained for the same number of days from the recovery time.

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