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Setting up File Analysis

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Updated: June 16, 2017

The following section describes how to setup file analysis and is based on the scenario of determining who has files, what kind of files and how old the files are.

This information can be used for:

  • Obtaining size and details on each share
  • Quota enforcement
  • Compliance reporting
  • Storage recovery

You can also group shares into logical collections for chargeback


  • First, we need a list of shares from the device. For NetApp, this is done automatically through the API. For Celerra, Virtual Machines, and other NAS devices, you assign this work to an agent.
  • An agent that is assigned the work must be able to access the share. For Windows, this means changing the Service Account to a domain user that has access to those CIFS shares. For Unix/Linux, it means the root user should have access to the NFS shares.
  • All CIFS scanning is done by agents on Windows servers, and all NFS scanning by agents on Unix/Linux servers.
  • You must enable File Analysis on the agent doing the work.

If you select Settings > Assign Remote Shares and see a partial list or no list of shares on this page, then most likely you have a permissions issue. You must use an account that has proper permission to see all the files you wish to perform File Analysis against.

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