How objects are ingested

StorageGRID protects objects during ingest either by performing synchronous placement, which evaluates ILM and makes the copies that meet requirements as the object is ingested, or by performing dual commit, which creates interim copies and then evaluates ILM later. You specify the method used for each object when you create ILM rules.

When an S3 or Swift client stores an object to the grid, StorageGRID follows the instructions in the ILM rule and creates object copies using one of these two methods:

By default, StorageGRID uses synchronous placement to protect objects during ingest. See "What the data-protection options for ingest are" for more information about the different ingest options and their advantages and disadvantages.