1 Reply Latest reply on May 18, 2018 5:17 AM by Andrew Waters

    Scanning file servers

    Michael D

      Hi.

       

      When scanning file servers can I see content of the files (for example users word documents)?

      Size of documents?

       

      It is my understanding that kind of content does not belong to a CMDB. Only data about infrastructure and their relationships.

       

      Am I wrong or?

       

      With kind regards

        • 1. Re: Scanning file servers
          Andrew Waters

          Standard discovery makes no attempt to get this kind of file. It would look at configuration files.

           

          It would be possible to write a pattern to get file information though this does not seem like a good idea. There will be lots of files and what real use does it have? It seems more appropriate to a backup system. Getting the contents would not be sensible, you will end up with massive datastore very quickly as it would store the content of all the files.

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