Adding an Object Storage Data Source for File Storage Optimization

Applies to: Amazon S3, Azure Blob, Google Cloud

You can analyze object storage data by adding the server as a data source. You can analyze unprotected data.


  1. From the navigation pane, go to Activate.

    The Activate page appears.

  2. Under File Storage optimization, click File storage optimization.

    The File storage optimization page appears.

  3. In the right area of the page, click Add server > Object storage.

    The Add object storage page appears.

  4. On the Select object storage tab, from the Inventory list, select an inventory.

    The inventory contains the servers that you can analyze.


    If you do not see the server that you want to analyze, in the upper-right corner of the page, click Refresh inventory.

  5. Next to the server you want to add, select the check box.


    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 server to add the server to the inventory.

    • Control pagination with the controls at the bottom of the table.

  6. Click Next.

  7. On the Configuration tab, in the Data source name box, enter a display name for the data source.

  8. From the Data classification plan list, select a data classification plan.

    The data classification plan identifies the index server to use.

  9. In the Directory path box, enter the path to the data on the server you want to analyze.

  10. Click Finish.


A data collection job automatically starts.

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