Ingest Files Manually

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Use Target and Process to ingest data from primary hard disk storage by running a single interactive backup job, or moving files into a Vault once, immediately or at a later time. Interactive jobs are useful for one time jobs or if you have a computer to take offline and you do not want to lose valuable data.

If you want to configure a job to run unattended on a scheduled basis, create policies with Target and Process Policies.

New Job Window

Access Target and Process from your suite of product applications, open the Target and Process application (TgtProc.exe). The first window you must interact with is the New Job window. In this window define a new job or run an existing policy (previously created from Target and Process Policies).

Target and Process New Job window

Target and Process New Job Elements




Select either New Job or Existing Policy.

New Job - Set Target and Process up to run a single instance job.

Existing Policy - Elect to run a single instance of a job that has already been created using parameters from Target and Process Policies. This option is only enabled if a) a policy has been created, and b) Target and Process has correct access through the license file. When active, select a policy to use from the Existing Policy drop-down list.

Job Name

A job name is required to perform incremental or differential jobs correctly, and the job name determines which files have changed from the last Full job. By default, the job is labeled Interactive.

Assign a job name by using any combination of letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces. It is recommended to name the job something meaningful, such as the date of the job, or the name of the type of files.


Type in the text box a description to help easily identify a  policy.


Define the data ingest source.

Local File System - Ingest files from computers on your network. The view of files is set to reflect contents of the local computer.


Define if and how data on your network computers are processed after ingested.

Backup - Ingests targeted files into the Information Repository. Files exist on your networked computer and in the Information Repository.

Move - Ingests targeted files from the networked computer's file system into the Information Repository. A copy of the file exists only in the Information Repository.

After each parameter has been selected, click OK to save values for your job.

Workflow - Target and Process

Use the Target and Process window to run a single Target and Process job to ingest data.

1.From your suite of product applications, open the Target and Process application (TgtProc.exe). For further explanation of how to launch applications using different operating systems, see Getting Started.
2.Interact with the New Job window by selecting a New Job or an Existing Policy you have configured. Modify the Job Name, type a Description, select the job Source, and select the Action.
3.Click Ok, and the Target and Process Files tab is populated and given focus.

If you have selected Local File System as the Source, the list displays the file structure of the local computer.

4.From the Target and Process Files tab, select data to process.

If the file or directory selected does not have read rights, an error message generates in the log file when the policy runs. No other indication is given that the file or directory was not processed.

5.From the Target and Process Criteria tab, define target parameters, or add file and directory filters.
6.From the Target and Process Processing tab, define video and file processing options.
7.From the Target and Process Destination tab, define to where and what media is ingested.
8.From the Target and Process Scheduling tab, select whether to run a job now or at a specific day and time in the future.
9.From the Target and Process Advanced tab, set pre-processing and post-processing, log, performance, and other options.
10. Click Start Job to initiate the job. The Stop button replaces Start Job and focus shifts to the Output tab.
11. If you need to stop the job that is in progress, click Stop. In the Stop window, be sure to select the option to stop the job.
12. When the job is finished, click View Results.

See also Target and Process Policies.