File Indexing Process

File indexing works directly with backup data, without connecting to the hypervisor or examining VM or instance group configuration.

A file indexing job includes the following stages:

  1. The MediaAgent assigned for the server plan discovers virtual machines or instances that have been backed up.
  2. The indexing job mounts each VM backup on a VSA proxy.
  3. The indexing job launches a Filescan operation and submits a list of volumes.
  4. The Filescan operation processes each volume to create a list of files and folders with the following attributes:
    • Disks and volumes
    • File and folder names
    • File size
    • File type

Last modified: 4/20/2020 1:24:56 PM