About Preservation Policies

A preservation policy is a set of rules that determine how the output files from a build process are represented in Dimensions. A preservation policy is associated with a stage for a project/stream, and each type of target, or output file resulting from a build, is preserved according to these preservation rules when a build is run for the project/stream for that stage.

For further information on Build see the Build User's Guide.

There are three types of preservation rule that determine the type of item revision that can be created for a build output:

Note that external and placeholder item revisions do not get promoted from one build area to another.

When you define a preservation policy, you specify the default preservation rule for all item types for build outputs by choosing one of these three options. You can then optionally add one or more preservation rules to override the default one for any specific item types that you want to be treated differently.

Once defined, you can associate different preservation policies with different stages of a build project. If you do not specify a preservation policy for a build stage the default is to preserve all build outputs as normal Dimensions CM items.

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Managing Preservation Policies