Target and Process Policies Files Tab

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Use the Files tab for selecting files to ingest. The file navigation and file selection works much like doing it in Windows Explorer, and the contents of the tab depends on the ingest source or policy source selected. The Files tab contains two panes. The left pane contains a directory tree, and the right pane displays network, computer, drive, or folder contents and details (Name, Size, Type, Modified).

If you have selected Watch Folder as the Source, the Files tab will be disabled.

If you have selected Local File System as the Source, the list displays the file structure of the local computer. If you have selected Microsoft Exchange Server, MSG or PST, the list contains data from your Microsoft Exchange Server.

Target and Process Policies - Files tab for File Selection

Select or de-select the data to include or exclude. Do this by navigating to and clicking the object with the system mouse or by navigating to the object with the keyboard and selecting the object with the SPACE BAR.
When a folder or file has been excluded from the job or policy and is marked by a red check mark , it has a corresponding exclusion filter on the Criteria tab. To modify the de-selected file or directory, first delete the filter. If a folder or directory is selected where you do not have read rights, an error message is printed in the log file when the policy runs - and no non-processing indication is given.
To sort the entities in the Files tab right pane, click the Name, Size, Type, or Modified column header. The list of objects reorder, in ascending order, according to the category clicked.
Target and Process Policies - If selected files cannot be found because they have been deleted from the computer, Target and Process Policies puts filters into the Criteria tab indicating that the missing files are not to be processed. This prevents error messages in job output. If files are restored to the system, the filters disappear.

Icons and Symbols

The following checkboxes, icons, and symbols can be seen in the Files tab.

Checkboxes

Icon

Meaning

(an empty checkbox) in front of an object (drive, folder, or file)

A de-selected object is not included for processing by a policy. Move the mouse over the object to change the cursor into a check mark and click to add the object for processing. If you do not have rights for processing the given object, the object is not processed.

Select the checkbox to include a drive, folder, or file in the process. A appears.

Sub-objects contained in the selected object are also  included.

(blue check) in front of an object

The selected object, and its contents, are included in the  process — unless a specific object is de-selected beneath the selected object. In this case, the is replaced by . The top-level object remains checked even if sub-objects are excluded.

(gray check) in front of an object

The selected object contains objects that are not included in the process.

in front of an object

The selected object, and its contents, are excluded from the  process.

To exclude a drive, folder, or file from a policy, click the next to an object or navigate to the object with your keyboard and press SPACE BAR. The changes to a . When the appears, an exclude filter is written to the Criteria tab/Directory Filters or File Filters.

To include an object that has been marked , go to the Criteria tab and delete the exclude filter that applies to the object.

Information Repository Objects and View Controls

Icon

Meaning

Represents a network.

Represents a network or Microsoft Exchange Servers.

Represents a single computer or Microsoft Exchange Server.

Represents a tape Vault.

Represents a disk Vault.

Represents a single virtual or actual hard-drive.

Virtual media refers to space set aside for use by a Vault on a storage device. A hard disk is an example of virtual media. Media units on a hard disk are actually file system directories set up by the Vault. Mapping a Vault to an entire hard disk, virtual hard disk media can be removed from Vaults just like physical media (such as tapes). Virtual media units can span multiple disk drives or be set so several virtual media units reside on a single disk drive.

Represents a single glass media drive.

Represents a single tape drive.

Represents a collection of drives.

Represents tape media that is online.

Represents tape media that is offline or unloaded.

Represents disk media that is online.

Represents disk media that is offline or unloaded.

Represents folders.

Represents individual data files.

Represents individual Microsoft Exchange Server (PST) files.

in front of an object

The object holds other networks, computers, drives, or folders beneath it. Click the expand indicator (plus sign) to expand the view of an object. The object's contents and details appear in the right pane.

in front of an object

The object holds other networks, computers, drives, or folders beneath it.

When an object's contents are displayed in the right pane, the contents remain displayed even after the object is collapsed and until a different object is selected. Click the expand indicator (minus sign) to collapse the view of an already expanded object.