Data protection level

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The data protection level (DPL) for an object is the number of copies of the object HCP must maintain in the repository to ensure the integrity and availability of the object. Regardless of the DPL, you see each object as a single entity.

Each copy of the data for an object is stored on a different HCP node. Storing the data in different locations helps ensure the availability of data in case one of those locations becomes inaccessible.

The DPL is determined by the namespace configuration. You can view the DPL for an object, but you cannot change it. However, namespace configuration changes can cause the DPL to change.

With the REST API, the data protection level for an object is returned by the X-HCP-DPL response header. With the WebDAV, CIFS, and NFS protocols, you view this value in the dpl.txt metafile.