Preparing to create ILM rules

Before you can create the ILM rules for your StorageGRID system, you must define object storage locations, determine the types of copies you want, and optionally configure S3 regions.

About this task

When preparing to create ILM rules:
  • Consider the StorageGRID system’s topology and storage configurations.
  • Consider what types of object copies you want to make (replicated or erasure coded) and the number of copies of each object that are required.
  • Determine what types of object metadata are used in the applications that connect to the StorageGRID system. ILM rules filter objects based on their metadata.
  • Consider where you want object copies to be placed over time.
  • Decide which option to use for data protection option at ingest (Balanced, Strict, or Dual commit)