Creating an ILM rule

ILM rules allow you to manage the placement of object data over time. To create an ILM rule, you use the Create ILM Rule wizard.

Before you begin

Note: To create the default ILM rule for a policy, use this procedure instead:

Creating a default ILM rule

About this task

When creating 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)

Procedure

  1. Select ILM > Rules.
    The ILM Rules page appears, with the stock rule, Make 2 Copies, selected.

    ILM Rules page
    Note: The ILM Rules page looks slightly different if the global S3 Object Lock setting has been enabled for the StorageGRID system. The summary table includes a Compliant column, and the details for the selected rule include a Compliant field.
  2. Select Create.
    Step 1 (Define Basics) of the Create ILM Rule wizard appears. You use the Define basics page to define which objects the rule applies to.