You can add file system data sources to a project. After a data source is crawled, the personally identifiable information (PII) (entities) defined in the data classification plan associated with the project is discovered in the data source.
Note: The approach mentioned on this page is applicable to file servers (Windows, UNIX, and NAS) and endpoints.
Before You Begin
Gather the information that applies to the status of the filer server used as the data source. For a list of statuses and the information needed for each status, see Required Information for File System Data Sources.
If you are analyzing data that is not backed up and the operating system of the data source differs from the operating system of the Index Server, then the operating system of the access node must match the operating system of the data source and must have a Commvault package installed. For example, if you want to analyze a UNC share, but the Index Server is on a Linux computer, you must use a Windows computer as the access node.
If your file system data source is a Windows computer or a NetApp filer, you can enable monitoring so that all users who accessed, modified, deleted, or renamed a file are captured. Modifying a file includes creating and changing a file. Before you enable monitoring, see the considerations for file monitoring.
From the navigation pane, go to Activate.
The Activate page appears.
Under Data Governance, click Sensitive data governance.
The Sensitive data governance page appears.
Under Quick start, click File system.
The Quick start page appears.
On the Project tab, under Select project, from the Project list, select a project.
The Add file server page appears.
On the Select file server tab, select the check box next to the server you want to add.
Tip: To refine the list, you can perform the following actions:
Select one or more facets to the left of the list.
Perform a keyword search. If the server is not found, you can click Add file server to add the server to the inventory.
Control pagination with the controls at the bottom of the table.
On the Configuration tab, add the information required to complete the configuration.
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Optional: If the file server is a Windows computer or a NetApp file server, to capture additional file information, move the Enable monitoring toggle key to the right.
When Enable monitoring is enabled, all users who accessed, modified, deleted, or renamed a file are captured. Modifying a file includes creating and changing a file.
The server appears in the Data sources table, and a data collection job runs to crawl and to analyze the data in the data source.
What to Do Next
After creating a project and defining data sources, you can create requests to manage user requests to export or to delete data that contains personally identifiable information (PII). For more information, see Adding a Request in Request Manager.
After you add the data source to the project, a data collection job runs to crawl and to analyze the data in the data source. If at a later time you want to update the data collected from the data source, you can run a data collection job from the data source details page. For more information, see Collecting Data from Data Sources.