2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 23, 2017 12:04 PM by Ryan Nicosia

    Mark as Delete, Delete, Purge, and Physical in CMDB

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      Hi there,

       

      can someone please explain me below four in terms of CMDB ?

       

      Mark as delete

      Delete

      Purge

      Physical Delete.

      Many thanks...

        • 1. Re: Mark as Delete, Delete, Purge, and Physical in CMDB
          Gustavo del Gerbo

          Mark as Deleted is a field.

          It basically indicates the Item has been deleted, but it still exists in the CMDB and the DB.

          Nonetheless some tools (Atrium Explorer/Relationships menu) will ignore CIs/Relationships that are mark as deleted, so they are essentially already gone.

           

          Delete can mean multiple things depending on the context, but normally to delete a CI or REL means to mark as delete it.

           

          Purge is an action from the Reconciliation Engine that can permanently delete a CI from the CMDB, removing it from the DB.

           

          Physical delete is when the CI/REL is actually deleted from the DB.

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          • 2. Re: Mark as Delete, Delete, Purge, and Physical in CMDB
            Ryan Nicosia

            Also, a PURGE job is usually used to "physically" remove CI's where the "Mark as Deleted" flag is set to yes and / or the Asset Lifecycle Status is set to "Delete".

             

            I call the Mark as Delete flag and Asset Life Cycle Status of "Delete" as logical deletes.   To physically remove the CI's you can either run a Purge Job using Recon engine or click the "Delete" button on the CI.

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