SnapLock

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SnapLock is a storage-based implementation of the traditional WORM (write once, read many) optical solution and provides for the long-term retention of data. You can use these API calls to administer the SnapLock feature.

Log

The SnapLock log structure is based on directories and files on a specific volume which contain the log records. Log files are filled and archived based on the maximum log size. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

Compliance clock

The compliance clock determines the expiration time of the SnapLock objects. The clock must be initialized outside of the REST API and cannot be changed. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

Event retention

You can use the SnapLock Event Based Retention (EBR) feature to define how long a file is retained after the occurrence of an event. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

File retention and privileged delete

You can manage the retention time of a file created by SnapLock. If needed, you can also delete unexpired WORM files on a SnapLock enterprise volume. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

The only built-in role with authority to execute the delete operation is vsadmin-snaplock.

File fingerprint

You can view and manage the core information describing files and volumes, such as type and expiration date. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.

You can use these API calls to manage files that are part of a litigation process. This resource type was introduced with ONTAP 9.7.