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Step 3 of 3: Define ingest behavior

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Step 3 (Define ingest behavior) of the Create ILM Rule wizard allows you to choose how the objects filtered by this rule are protected as they are ingested.

About this task

StorageGRID can make interim copies and queue the objects for ILM evaluation later, or it can make copies to meet the rule's placement instructions immediately.

Create ILM rule step 3 of 3
  1. Select the data protection option to use when objects are ingested:

    Option Description


    Always uses this rule's placements on ingest. Ingest fails when this rule's placements are not possible.


    Optimum ILM efficiency. Attempts this rule's placements on ingest. Creates interim copies when that is not possible.

    Dual commit

    Creates interim copies on ingest and applies this rule's placements later.

    Balanced offers a combination of data security and efficiency that is suitable in most cases. Strict or Dual commit are generally used to meet specific requirements.


    An error message appears if you select the Strict or Balanced option and the rule uses one of these placements:

    • A Cloud Storage Pool at day 0

    • An Archive Node at day 0

    • A Cloud Storage Pool or an Archive Node when the rule uses a User Defined Creation Time as a Reference Time

  2. Select Save.

    The ILM rule is saved. The rule does not become active until it is added to an ILM policy and that policy is activated.