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Masking File Paths in a CommServe Computer

You can configure reports to display only information that all users are allowed to view and mask information that should not be visible to all users.

You can mask file paths by configuring a additional settings that replace the file paths with the text, "Masked Data." Windows local paths, Windows UNC paths, or UNIX paths can be masked. You can use Qscripts to mask the names of files and folders in report data on each CommServe computer that forwards data to Private or Cloud Metrics Reporting Servers. After you configure the additional settings, the masked file paths appear in all Metrics Reports.

You can also exclude specific entities that appear in the Metrics XML file, such as MountPathName or IndexCachePath, from the masking procedure.

There is an alternate method for masking specific entities using regular expressions.For instructions, see Can I use regular expressions with masking?

For instructions about how to add additional settings from the CommCell Console, see Adding or Modifying Additional Settings from the CommCell Console.

Procedure

  1. On each CommServe computer where you want to configure masking, add the appropriate additional setting:
    • To mask all file paths when forwarding report data to a Private Metrics Reporting Server, on the CommServe computer, add the CommservSurveyPrivateScrubPathInfo additional setting and configure the following values:

      Property

      Value

      Name

      CommservSurveyPrivateScrubPathInfo

      Category

      CommServDB.GxGlobalParam

      Type

      String

      Value

      1

    • To mask all file paths when forwarding report data to the Cloud Metrics Reporting Server, on the CommServe computer, add the CommservSurveyScrubPathInfo additional setting and configure the following values:

      Property

      Value

      Name

      CommservSurveyScrubPathInfo

      Category

      CommServDB.GxGlobalParam

      Type

      String

      Value

      1

  2. Optional: Exclude specific entities, such as index cache path or mount path name from the masking procedure:
    • To exclude entities when forwarding data to a Private Metrics Reporting Server, when you add the CommservSurveyScrubPathInfo additional setting, in the Value box, type <ExcludeScrubList><Name>IndexCachePath</Name><Name>MountPathName</Name></ExcludeScrubList>.

      Where:

      IndexCachePath and MountPathName represent the specific entity names from the Metrics XML file. You can see specific entity names in the Metrics XML files located on the Private Metrics Reporting Server in the directory: Software Installation Path\CommVault\ContentStore\Reports\MetricsUpload\Upload\Archive.

    • To exclude entities when forwarding data to the Cloud Metrics Reporting Server, when you add the CommservSurveyScrubPathInfo additional setting, in the Value box, type <ExcludeScrubList><Name>IndexCachePath</Name><Name>MountPathName</Name></ExcludeScrubList>.

      Where:

      IndexCachePath and MountPathName represent the specific entity names from the Metrics XML file.

Last modified: 2/12/2019 4:09:17 PM