carbonio storage

carbonio storage

Storage This area is used to configure and maintain the external servers, buckets, and volumes that are used to store the objects available in Carbonio (e-mails, documents, and so on).

Global Servers

Server List

All configured servers are listed here.

a bucket list

By pressing the CREATE + button, a new bucket may be added to the list. You may enter all of the information required to set up and test communication with the distant bucket in the initial dialogue, including the URL and access credentials. Then, move to the Data Volumes step below to build volumes in the bucket.

server Specifics

In the Carbonio Server Details section, you may choose a server, examine its already utilised volumes, allocate new ones, and lastly specify HSM rules.

Data Capacity

Following the selection of the server, the volumes it is presently using, as well as a few specified settings, are displayed. Click the NEW VOLUME button to add a new Volume.

In the first tab of the dialogue box, enter the essential information about the new volume: allocation type, name, and path.

The second tab is determined by the allocation:

  • Local: determine if this is a main, secondary, or index volume and the path on which to mount it; next, if required, set a compression threshold; and lastly, determine whether this will become the new current volume.
  • Object Storage: primary, secondary, or index volume, select the type of Object Storage and a prefix to identify the volume. You can set this volume as Centralized, which proves useful in case it will be shared by multiple servers.


You need to have already configured a bucket to create a volume of type Object Storage.

HSM Configuration

HSM settings are policies that automate the processing of mailstore objects such as e-mails, documents, contacts, and events.

HSM Policies can be scheduled to run automatically at predetermined times and days; following this operation, deduplication can be enabled to conserve space in the case of duplicated things by maintaining just one copy of an item.

Make a New Policy

The dialogue that appears after clicking the NEW VOLUME button lets you to quickly define a new HSM policy.

Step 1. Policy settings

In this step, first select to which items the policy will be applied.


A click on the  All checkbox toggles all items at once.

The policy can be applied on the size of the items or on a time interval. in our example, we remove all messages older than 7 days whose size is larger than 20Mb.


Step 2. Select Volumes

We now chose the volumes to which the policy is applied. By default, all the primary volumes are selected. While it is possible to manually specify the volumes from the list, we do not change this.


Step 3. Create Policy

The last stop shows the settings for review. You can go back to change any options or create the policy.