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If a Read-Only file is copied to a SnapLock volume, is it immediately WORMed?

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Data ONTAP 7 and earlier

Answer

If a file is initially copied read-only, it is not automatically committed to WORM state. The only way to guarantee that a file is committed to WORM state is explicitly assign a read-only attribute and optionally modify the last access time to set a retention date.

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