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Adding File System Data Sources to a Project

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.

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, verify that an appropriate access node is available. The operating system of the access node must match the operating system of the data source and must have a Commvault agent 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.

Procedure

  1. Open Sensitive data governance as follows:
    1. From the navigation pane, go to Activate.

      The Activate page appears.

    2. Under Apps, click Sensitive data governance.

      The Sensitive data governance page appears.

  2. Under Quick start, click File system.

    The Quick start page appears.

  3. On the Project tab, under Select project, from the Project list, select a project.
  4. Click Next.

    The Add file server page appears.

  5. 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.
    • Control pagination with the controls at the bottom of the table.
  6. Click Next.
  7. On the Configuration tab, add the information required to complete the configuration.

    Agent Status

    Steps

    • Agent installed
    • Content indexing enabled
    1. In the name box, enter a name for the file server.
    2. From the Country name list, select the country where the server is located.
    3. Determine the type of data to use:
    • To crawl data from a local directory that is not content indexed or backed up, click Analyze from source, and in the Directory path box, enter the path to the data on the server you want to analyze.

      Tip: You can click Browse to view the file system of the server and select the path you want to crawl from the file system view.

    • To use the data collected from a content indexing job or a back up job, click Analyze from backup.

      Note: If content indexing is enabled, all of the content indexed data from the server is used. If an agent is installed and content indexing is not enabled, all of the backed up data from the server is used.

       

    Agent not installed

    1. In the name box, enter a name for the file server.
    2. Click the Country name list, and then select the country where the server is located.
    3. In User name and Password, enter the credentials of a user with write access to the server.
    4. In Directory path, enter the UNC path to the data on the server you want to analyze.
    5. If the operating system of the data source differs from the operating system of the Index Server, under Advanced settings, from the Access node list, select an access node with the same operating system as the data source.
  8. Click Finish.

    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.

Tip: 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.

Related Topics

Creating Data Classification Plans

Last modified: 10/26/2020 9:59:54 PM