Commit files to WORM manually

Contributors

You commit a file to WORM manually by making the file read-only. You can use any suitable command or program over NFS or CIFS to change the read-write attribute of a file to read-only.

What you’ll need
  • The file you want to commit must reside on a SnapLock volume.

  • The file must be writable.

About this task

The volume ComplianceClock time is written to the ctime field of the file when the command or program is executed. The ComplianceClock time determines when the retention time for the file has been reached.

Steps
  1. Use a suitable command or program to change the read-write attribute of a file to read-only.

    In a UNIX shell, use the following command to make a file named document.txt read-only:

    chmod -w document.txt

    In a Windows shell, use the following command to make a file named document.txt read-only:

    attrib +r document.txt