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Temporary Storage Settings

Administrators have the option of setting up a temporary storage location for a document store. This duplicate set of data may be used for disaster recovery. In this scenario, a combination of the database backup and this temporary file location, will keep the system almost completely up to date in the event of a disaster. This backup location can be set up in either the database or in an external storage location. It cannot be the same as the main storage location.

How to Configure Temporary Storage Settings

  1. On the Administrator Panel, under Content Management, click Technical Settings.
  2. Click Document Stores.
  3. In the contextual menu for the document store, click Temporary Storage Settings. The following table describes the available fields.
    Field Description
    Temporary Storage Location
    Windows Temporary Storage Location Provide the path to the temporary storage location.
    Temporary Storage Settings
    Temporary Storage Period Select Never and files will remain in the temporary location indefinitely. Select the Delete in x days option to keep files in the temporary storage location for a specific period of time.

Recovering Deleted Items

If a user removes an item from the Content Collection, the item will be stored in the temporary storage location for the selected temporary storage period. Administrators can use the deletion audit trail report to find the exact path to the item in the temporary storage location. Once the item is located, administrators can email it to the user.

If the amount of time in the temporary storage period has passed, administrators must search for the item in a database backup.