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Directory Analysis rules

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Updated: June 16, 2017

The Directory Analysis rules allows you to specify certain criteria for identifying directories. Limit Size which helps you minimize the impact to the database by selecting one of the following limit sizes: 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 250 / 500. This will be the limit size per file system/share.

Rule NameThe name you would like to give this rule.
Limit Type

In cases where the result set is larger than the value you selected for limit size, the result set will be trimmed based on one of the following criteria, depending on which one you select:

  • Total directory count, including sub-directories (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Total file count, including sub-directories (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Total file size, including sub-directories (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Access age, including sub-directories (latest values will be trimmed, i.e. oldest directories kept)
  • Modified age, including sub-directories (latest values will be trimmed, i.e. oldest directories kept)
  • Files percentage, including sub-directories (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Total file count, current directory ONLY (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Total file size, current directory ONLY (lowest values will be trimmed)
  • Access age, current directory ONLY (latest values will be trimmed, i.e. oldest directories kept)
  • Modified age, current directory ONLY (latest values will be trimmed, i.e. oldest directories kept)
  • Files percentage, current directory ONLY (lowest values will be trimmed)
Limit SizeIn order to minimize the impact to the database, you will be able to select one of the following limit sizes: 10 / 20 / 50 / 100 / 250 / 500. This will be the limit size per file system/share.
Minimum Directory Count Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain at least X number of directories. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum File Count Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain at least X number of files. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum Total File Size in MB A numeric value that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain at least X number of megabytes of files. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum Access Age in Days Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files that are at least X number of days old in terms of access time. This can be used to find high level directories that have not been accessed in a very long time. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum Modified Age in Days A numeric value that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files that are at least X number of days old in terms of modified time. This can be used to find high level directories that have not been accessed in a very long time. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum Total File Size Percentage Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files totaling X percent of the parent directory, in terms of size. This count includes sub-directories.
Minimum File Count Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain at least X number of files. This count is for the current directory only.
Minimum Total File Size in MB A numeric value that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain at least X number of megabytes of files. This count is for the current directory only.
Minimum Access Age in Days Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files that are at least X number of days old in terms of access time. This can be used to find the exact directories that have not been accessed in a very long time, based on the files they contain. This count is for the current directory only.
Minimum Modified Age in Days A numeric value that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files that are at least X number of days old in terms of modified time. This can be used to find the exact directories that have not been accessed in a very long time, based on the files they contain. This count is for the current directory only.
Minimum Total File Size Percentage Numeric values that you would like to set in order to filter out directories that do not contain files totaling X percent of the parent directory, in terms of size. This count is for the current directory only.
Directory Path Regular Expression A regular expression that you can set in order to restrict the directories considered to a subset. For instance, if the user were only trying to find information about directories below "C:\winnt\", a regular expression could be added to restrict directories considered valid, to be within "C:\winnt\", ignoring all others. If this option is left blank, all directories will be considered valid.
Report Generate a report that matches the rule.
Schedule the selected Action Schedule the action you selected above.

 
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