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File Discovery, Archiving, and Migrating Data to Cloud

The File Discovery and Archiving solution provides a simple web-based user interface to discover and analyze the contents and structure of your organizations's file server and anticipate your need for saving storage space. The file discovery solution runs a data discovery job and collects the data. Based on the data collected, the file discovery solution displays a dashboard that allows you to view statistical information about your data such as total data, data types, data age, and data size.

You can also archive data based on the information you see in the dashboard. Archiving solution allows you to back up and archive data in a single operation.

Additionally, you can also archive data to cloud storage and retain the data for a longer period of time.

Note: A backup operation is not required to analyze content with the archiving solution.

After you run the data discovery job, the Command Center dashboard will be updated to show the following:

  • Total size of data available on the disk or file server
  • Different types of data available based on file extensions such as documents, multimedia, and binaries.
  • The modified time and last access time of files.

After you enable the archiving rules and run archiving jobs and Data Analytics job, the Command Center dashboard will be updated to show the following:

  • Data that has been archived.
  • Data that will be archived with the subsequent archiving operation.
  • Data that will remain on the disk.

Quickly complete your configuration by answering the following questions:

  • What data do I need to analyze?
  • What is my Index Server?
  • What computer should I use for Share access node?
  • If I am using CIFS share, do I know the user credentials to access the share?
  • If I enable archiving, where do I want to store the data?
  • If I enable archiving, how do I set up backup job schedules?

The Commvault software provides the following features so that you can efficiently manage your data protection:

  • Preview reports after a data discovery job runs to analyze the data.
  • Preview reports before and after an archiving job runs.
  • Fine tune the archiving rules based on your requirement.

    Tip: If you want to view more detailed reports for your data, open Data Cube in the Web Console and view the File System reports for the created data source.

Last modified: 10/16/2018 9:21:23 PM