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IBM® Spectrum Scale™ Information Lifecycle Management Policies - Quick Start Guide

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This paper provides useful information and best practices for understanding an using IBM Spectrum Scale Information Life cycle Management (ILM) policies.


This White Paper guides you through the concepts and usage of IBM Spectrum Scale Information Life cycle Management policies (ILM).  It explains the IBM Spectrum Scale ILM terminology and describes how the policy engine works. This paper further explains the rule language for migration, placement and list policies and these rules affect the policy engine. This paper provides many practical examples for IBM Spectrum Scale policies that can be used to efficiently place, migrate, recall and list files in an IBM Spectrum Scale file system.
Who should read this documents?
Readers of this document should have basic administrative knowledge regarding IBM Spectrum Scale concepts, architectures and policies. This paper will give the reader a quick start to IBM Spectrum Scale ILM policies.
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Many IBM Spectrum Scale ILM rule and policy examples as well as programs are stored in this GitHub repository:

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Modified date:
17 August 2020