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Configuring File Access Time in Data Analytics

By default, the metadata collected by Data Analytics for files includes modified date, file size, and file type. To include file access time information for clients in the File Analytics Report, you must configure the client, file system agent, and subclient to preserve this information during file system backup jobs.

Perform this procedure on each client for which you want to display file access time information in the File Analytics Report.

Note: Depending on when the client system updates file access time, the file access time information might take up to a week to display in the File Analytics report.

Before You Begin

Plan an appropriate time to reboot the client computer. After the Track Access Time option is enabled, access time is tracked after the client is rebooted.

Procedure

  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > client.
  2. Right-click the File System agent and click Properties.

    The File System Properties dialog box appears.

  3. Select the Track Access Time check box, and then click OK.
  4. In the client reboot confirmation message, you can choose to reboot now or to reboot later.

    Important: If you reboot later, remember that access time is tracked after the client is rebooted.

  5. Complete the following steps for each subclient with data that you want to display file access time information in the File Analytics Report:
    1. In the CommCell Browser, click File System > backup set.
    2. In the backup set tab under Subclient Name, right-click the subclient that you want to use and then click Properties.
    3. Click Advanced.
    4. On the Advanced Options tab, select the Catalog additional file and system attributes check box.
    5. Click OK.
  6. To capture file access time information for files that were previously backed up, schedule a full back up job to run approximately seven days after Track Access Time is enabled.

    If a full back up job is not run, file access time information is captured for files backed up during back up jobs that run after Track Access Time is enabled.

Last modified: 5/20/2019 3:43:46 PM