Global Mailbox stores message payloads in a storage repository. Payloads are accessed from the repository.
- Base location of storage (disk, share, and other options). For maximum availability with Global Mailbox, the preferred base file location is GPFS.
- Expiration policy
A storage bucket can have multiple versions, which are referred to as variants. The variant ID is in the range of 0 to 63. As data is stored in blobs, it is distributed across all active variants. During a read or get operation, a blob is retrieved from the variant it is stored in. Variants can be marked as retired. When a variant is marked as retired, it is read only.