Before you begin
You can configure parameters and policies for periodically retiring (deleting) old records from data archives, based on size of the file store and on the age of records in the archives. (See Configure Diagnostic Data Retirement.) If date retirement policies are defined for individual archives, you can also manually initiate data retirement, based on the attributes defined for those policies. Therefore, to initiate data retirement manually, you must first create one or more data retirement policies. See Create Diagnostic Data Retirement Policies.