This function deletes files have been successfully copied to the ADA.

The ‘ADA Purge Online Files’ may be used on any selected online clips that have undergone archive operations. Backup and archive status are checked before attempting deletion, providing far greater safety than deleting from the file system.

The Archivist may search for clips which contain ‘Manual Delete Required’ in Status History and filter the results by those that are online.

The clip will be deleted if it has an archive status of ‘backed up’, ‘archived’ or ‘retrieved from tape’ and appropriate permissions exist (file is not locked or volume is mounted with write permission).  Success or failure of the deletions is immediately reported to the archivist.

Archived and backed up clips may be restored as often as needed from ADA.