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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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DupScout
DUPLICATE FILES FINDER

User Manual

Version 5.8
Nov 2013

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Product Overview................................................................................................3 DupScout Product Versions ................................................................................. Usin! Des"top Product Versions .........................................................................5
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Selectin Duplicate Files #leanup $ctions .............................................................................% 'xecutin Duplicate Files #leanup $ctions.............................................................................( )sin File #ate ories and File Filters ....................................................................................* S+owin Duplicate Files Pie #+arts..................................................................................... 1, Sa-in ./0L1 'xcel #S21 /ext or 30L 4eports .................................................................... 11 #ustomi5in ./0L 4eports ............................................................................................... 12 'xportin PDF 4eports ..................................................................................................... 13 'xportin 4eports to an S6L Data7ase ............................................................................... 1& $nal!5in Duplicate Files on 0ultiple .osts ......................................................................... 15 $nal!5in Duplicate Files 8wned 7! 0ultiple )sers............................................................... 1" Duplicate Files .istor! #+arts............................................................................................ 1% $utomatic 4eport 0ana ement ......................................................................................... 1( 4ule9:ased Duplicate Files 4emo-al $ctions........................................................................ 1* 'xcludin Specific Su7directories....................................................................................... 2, Processin ;etwor< S+ares )sin );# Pat+ ;ames ............................................................. 2, Searc+in Duplicate Files in Ser-ers and ;$S Stora e De-ices .............................................. 21 Searc+in Duplicate Files in $ll Ser-ers on t+e ;etwor<........................................................ 22 Processin Specific File /!pes or File #ate ories .................................................................. 23 Duplicate Files Detection Performance 8ptions .................................................................... 23 $d-anced Duplicate Files Searc+ 8ptions............................................................................ 2& =indows S+ell 'xtension .................................................................................................. 25 Sound ;otifications.......................................................................................................... 2" #ustomi5in DupScout >)I $pplication............................................................................... 2% )sin DupScout >)I La!outs ............................................................................................ 2( DupScout #ommand Line )tilit! ........................................................................................ 2* Product )pdate Procedure ................................................................................................ 31 4e isterin DupScout Pro ................................................................................................. 32 DupScout Ser-er 8-er-iew ............................................................................................... 33 Product Installation Procedure........................................................................................... 3& Initial Product #onfi uration ............................................................................................. 35 6uic< Duplicate Files Searc+ 8perations ............................................................................. 3" 0ana in Duplicate Files Searc+ #ommands ....................................................................... 3% Duplicate Files Searc+ 4esults ........................................................................................... 3( 4emo-in Duplicate Files.................................................................................................. &, Duplicate Files Searc+ 4eports .......................................................................................... &1 S+ow t+e ;um7er of Duplicate Files Per .ost ...................................................................... &3 S+ow t+e ;um7er of Duplicate Files Per )ser ...................................................................... && $nal!5in Duplicate Files .istor! /rends............................................................................. &5 Processin Specific File #ate ories..................................................................................... &" 'xcludin Directories from t+e Duplicate Files Searc+ Process ............................................... &% $utomatic Duplicate Files 4emo-al $ctions ......................................................................... &( Periodic Duplicate Files Searc+ and 4emo-al ....................................................................... &* Searc+in Duplicates in ;etwor< S+ares............................................................................. 5, #onfi urin DupScout Ser-er ............................................................................................ 51 #onfi urin #ustom )ser ;ame and Password..................................................................... 51 #onfi urin #ustom Ser-er Ports ....................................................................................... 52 #onfi urin '90ail ;otifications ......................................................................................... 52 #onfi urin S6L Data7ase Inte ration................................................................................ 53 DupScout Ser-er #ommand Line )tilit! .............................................................................. 5& )pdatin DupScout Ser-er................................................................................................ 5" 4e isterin DupScout Ser-er ............................................................................................ 5% DupScout Ser-er 8'0 2ersion .......................................................................................... 5( Installin 0!S6L Data7ase ............................................................................................... 5* #onfi urin 0!S6L Data7ase ............................................................................................ 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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

Flexense Ltd.

Product Overview

DupScout is a duplicate files searc+ and remo-al solution allowin one to detect duplicate files in dis<s1 directories1 networ< s+ares or ;$S stora e de-ices. /+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to re-iew detected duplicate files1 enerate reports1 replace duplicate files wit+ s+ortcuts or +ard lin<s1 mo-e duplicate files to anot+er director!1 compress and mo-e duplicates or delete all duplicate files.

DupScout allows one to export ./0L1 text1 'xcel #S21 PDF and 30L reports. $d-anced users are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to export reports from multiple ser-ers to a centrali5ed S6L data7ase and perform trend anal!sis operations. In addition1 DupScout )ltimate pro-ides a command line utilit! allowin one to perform automated duplicate files searc+ and remo-al operations usin one or more preconfi ured 30L profiles.

Finall!1 enterprises and computer professionals are pro-ided wit+ a ser-er97ased product -ersion1 named DupScout Ser-er1 w+ic+ runs in t+e 7ac< round as a ser-ice and pro-ides a we797ased mana ement interface allowin one confi ure full! automated1 periodic duplicate files searc+ and remo-al operations.

DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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DupScout Product Versions


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&eatures 0aximum ;um7er of Files 0aximum Stora e #apacit! 0aximum ;um7er of Profiles Support for )nicode File ;ames Support for Lon File ;ames Support for );# ;etwor< Pat+ ;ames Pie #+arts and :ars #+arts 8ption to Delete Duplicate Files 8ption to 0o-e Duplicates to a Director! 8ption to 4eplace Duplicates wit+ Lin<s 8ption to Process Specific File /!pes 0ulti9/+readed Duplicate Files Detection ./0L1 /ext and 'xcel #S2 4eports Performance /unin 8ptions D!namic Speed #ontrol 4ule9:ased Duplicates 4emo-al $ctions )nattended Duplicates 4emo-al #apa7ilities S6L Data7ase Inte ration $nal!5e Duplicate Files per .ost $nal!5e Duplicate Files per )ser Duplicate Files .istor! #+arts #ommand Line )tilit! 4uns as a Ser-ice in t+e :ac< round Periodic Duplicate Files Searc+ 8perations =e79:ased 0ana ement Interface 8'0 Product 2ersion (icense

B Product features1 prices and license terms are su7Cect to c+an e wit+out notice.

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Product *nstallation Procedure

DupScout is a-aila7le as a free download on our we7 site and from a lar e num7er of software directories from around t+e world. /o 7e sure !ou are ettin t+e latest product -ersion c+ec< +ereD +ttpDEEwww.dupscout.comEdownloads.+tml DupScout is especiall! desi ned to 7e as simple as possi7le. /+e installation procedure is -er! simple1 re?uires no special <nowled e and ma! 7e completed in less t+an 2, seconds. /+ere is no need for an! additional software. Fust download t+e DupScout installation pac<a e1 run t+e setup pro ram and !ou are done.

8n t+e G=elcomeG screen press t+e G;extG 7utton. 4ead t+e end9user license a reement and press t+e GI $ reeG 7utton if !ou a ree wit+ t+e license terms or t+e G#ancelG 7utton to stop t+e installation process.

Select t+e destination director!1 press t+e GInstallG 7utton and wait for t+e installation process to complete. /+atGs all !ou need to do to install t+e DupScout duplicate files finder utilit! on !our computer.

DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Detectin! Duplicate &iles in a Director+

/+e simplest wa! to find duplicate files in a director! is to press t+e GDuplicatesG 7utton located in t+e top9left corner of t+e main tool7ar. 8n t+e profile dialo enter one or more dis<s or directories to searc+ in and press t+e GSearc+G 7utton to 7e in t+e searc+ process.

Dependin on t+e amount of files t+at s+ould 7e searc+ed1 t+e duplicate files detection process ma! ta<e from a couple of seconds for tens of files to a few +ours for lar e file s!stems containin millions of files. Durin t+e duplicate files detection process1 DupScout will displa! t+e process dialo s+owin t+e total amount of processed files1 t+e num7er of detected duplicate files and t+e amount of t+e wasted stora e space. 8nce t+e detection process is completed1 DupScout will displa! t+e list of all detected duplicate file sets sorted 7! t+e amount of t+e wasted stora e space. For eac+ duplicate file set1 DupScout s+ows t+e name of t+e currentl! selected ori inal file1 t+e currentl! selected cleanup action1 t+e num7er of duplicate files in t+e set1 t+e si5e of eac+ file and t+e amount of stora e space wasted 7! t+e duplicate files.

Sometimes1 t+ere ma! 7e t+ousands of duplicate files and in order to +elp t+e user concentrate on t+e duplicate files wastin si nificant amounts of stora e space1 DupScout 7! default s+ows top 1,,,, duplicate file sets sorted 7! t+e amount of t+e wasted stora e space. In order to c+an e t+e default amount of displa!ed duplicate file sets1 open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e G$d-ancedG ta7 and set t+e G0ax Dup File SetsG option to an appropriate -alue.

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Selectin! Duplicate &iles ,leanup #ctions

DupScout allows one to select ori inal files t+at s+ould 7e <ept in place and cleanup duplicate files t+us freein up wasted stora e space. /+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to delete selected duplicate files or to mo-e t+em to anot+er director! or a 7ac<up dis<. In addition1 DupScout Pro allows one to replace duplicate files wit+ lin<s to t+e ori inal file in eac+ specific duplicate files set.

In order to select an appropriate duplicates cleanup action1 select one or more duplicate file sets1 press t+e ri +t mouse 7utton and select t+e re?uired duplicates cleanup action. :! default1 DupScout selects t+e oldest file in eac+ duplicate file set as t+e ori inal file. In addition1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to select an! ar7itrar! file in eac+ file set as t+e ori inal file.

/+e set dialo s+ows all duplicate files in a set and allows one to manuall! select a cleanup action and t+e ori inal file for t+e set. In order to manuall! c+an e t+e ori inal file for a duplicate files set1 clic< on t+e set item in t+e set list1 select t+e file t+at s+ould 7e set as t+e ori inal file1 press t+e ri +t mouse 7utton and select t+e GSet as 8ri inalG menu item.

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-$ecutin! Duplicate &iles ,leanup #ctions

In order to minimi5e accidental remo-als of important files1 DupScout implements a t+ree9 sta e cleanup process wit+ an actions pre-iew dialo allowin one to carefull! select and confirm cleanup actions t+at s+ould 7e executed. 8nce finis+ed selectin duplicate files t+at s+ould 7e remo-ed and cleanup actions to 7e used for eac+ specific duplicate files set1 press t+e GPre-iewG 7utton located on t+e main tool7ar.

/+e actions pre-iew dialo will displa! a list of all cleanup actions t+at s+ould 7e performed and allow one to selectEunselect eac+ specific cleanup action. $fter carefull! re-iewin all t+e selected cleanup actions1 press t+e G'xecuteG 7utton to actuall! cleanup all t+e selected duplicate files.

/!picall!1 t+ere are lots of duplicate files in t+e =indows s!stem director!1 w+ic+ are critical for t+e proper operation of t+e operatin s!stem. $ll duplicate files located in t+e =indows s!stem director! and ot+er application specific directories cannot 7e remo-ed and it is +i +l! recommended to a-oid touc+in t+ese files.

DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Usin! &ile ,ate!ories and &ile &ilters

DupScout allows one to cate ori5e detected duplicate files 7! t+e file extension1 file t!pe1 si5e1 user name1 last assess time1 last modification time and file creation time. $fter finis+in scannin t+e specified dis<s or directories1 DupScout performs automatic file cate ori5ation and fills t+e list of detected file cate ories1 w+ic+ is located Cust under t+e list of t+e duplicate file sets in t+e main >)I application.

:! default1 DupScout cate ori5es all files 7! t+e file extension and s+ows a list of all t!pes of detected file extensions sorted 7! t+e amount of used dis< space. For eac+ cate or!1 DupScout s+ows t+e num7er of files1 t+e amount of used dis< space and t+e percenta e of t+e used dis< space relati-e to ot+er file cate ories. )se t+e G#ate oriesG com7o 7ox to cate ori5e files 7! t+e file t!pe1 last access time1 last modification time or creation time.

8ne of t+e most useful features of DupScout is t+e a7ilit! to 7rowse duplicates 7! one or more specific file cate ories usin file filters. For example1 in order to see all files t+at were accessed 293 mont+s a o1 select t+e access time97ased file cate ori5ation mode and dou7le9clic< on t+e GFiles Last $ccessed 293 0ont+s $ oG file cate or!. DupScout will filter t+e currentl! displa!ed list of duplicates and s+ow all sets t+at were accessed 293 mont+s a o.

DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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S/owin! Duplicate &iles Pie ,/arts

/+e DupScout duplicate files finder pro-ides multiple t!pes of pie c+arts capa7le of s+owin t+e num7er of duplicates and t+e amount of wasted dis< space per extension1 file t!pe1 file si5e1 file owner1 last access time1 modification time and creation time. In order to open t+e c+arts dialo 1 press t+e G#+artsG 7utton located on t+e main tool7ar.

:! default1 t+e c+arts dialo s+ows t+e amount of wasted dis< space and t+e num7er of duplicates for t+e currentl! selected second9le-el file cate or!. For example1 in order to open a pie c+art s+owin t+e amount of wasted dis< space per extension1 select t+e G#ate ori5e 7! 'xtensionG second9le-el file cate or! and open t+e c+arts dialo .

In addition1 t+e c+arts dialo pro-ides t+e user wit+ t+e a7ilit! to cop! t+e displa!ed c+art ima e to t+e clip7oard allowin one to easil! inte rate DupScout c+arts into userGs documents and presentations. In order to customi5e t+e c+artGs description1 press t+e G8ptionsG 7utton and specif! a custom c+art date1 time or title.

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Savin! 12M(3 -$cel ,SV3 2e$t or 4M( 5eports

DupScout Pro pro-ides power computer users wit+ t+e a7ilit! to export duplicate files reports to t+e ./0L1 'xcel #S21 text and 30L formats. In order to export a duplicate files report1 anal!5e one or more dis<s or directories and press t+e G4eportG 7utton located on t+e main tool7ar.

8n t+e G4eportG dialo enter t+e report title1 specif! t+e file name to sa-e t+e report to and select one of t+e followin report formatsD ./0L1 'xcel #S2 or $S#II text. :! default1 DupScout will sa-e a duplicate files report containin top 1,,, duplicate file sets sorted 7! t+e amount of wasted stora e space.

In order to export a full report containin all detected duplicate file sets1 enter an appropriate num7er of duplicate file sets to export on t+e ri +t side of t+e report format selector. @eep in mind t+at reports for lar e file s!stems containin millions of files ma! 7e -er! lar e and difficult to open usin standard tools especiall! w+en exported to t+e ./0L format.

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,usto'i6in! 12M( 5eports

I/ professionals and s!stem administrators are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to customi5e ./0L reports enerated 7! t+e DupScout >)I application and t+e command line duplicate files finder utilit!. In order to customi5e ./0L reports1 open t+e G8ptionsG dialo 1 select t+e G>eneralG ta7 and select t+e G)se #ustom ./0L 4eport .eader and FooterG option.

;ow1 na-i ate to t+e GDupScoutEtemplatesG director!1 open t+e GreportH+eader.+tmlG andEor t+e GreportHfooter.+tmlG template files usin a standard text editor and specif! custom #SS st!les1 lo os1 etc. to 7e used in DupScout duplicate files ./0L reports.

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-$portin! PD& 5eports

DupScout Pro1 DupScout )ltimate and DupScout Ser-er allow one to export detected duplicate files to PDF reports. In addition to t+e information a-aila7le in ot+er report formats1 DupScout PDF reports include pie c+arts s+owin t+e num7er of duplicate files and t+e amount of duplicate dis< space per file cate or! accordin to t+e currentl! selected file cate ori5ation mode. If one or more file filters are selected1 t+e file cate ories pie c+arts are followed wit+ t+e list of selected file filters and t+en finis+ed wit+ t+e list of filtered duplicate files.

In order to export a PDF report1 searc+ duplicate files in one or more dis<s1 directories or networ< s+ares and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton located on t+e main tool7ar. 8n t+e sa-e report dialo 1 select t+e PDF report format1 enter a report title1 enter t+e name of t+e file to sa-e t+e report to and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton. :! default1 DupScout exports t+e top 1,1,,, duplicate file sets sorted 7! t+e amount of t+e duplicate dis< space. In order to export a full report1 w+ic+ ma! result in a -er! lon PDF document1 Cust increase t+e num7er of exported duplicate files sets to an appropriate num7er.

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3.10 -$portin! 5eports to an S7( Data8ase


DupScout )ltimate pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to su7mit duplicate files reports into a centrali5ed S6L data7ase t+rou + t+e 8D:# data7ase interface. 4eports ma! 7e su7mitted to an S6L data7ase usin t+e main >)I application or t+e command line utilit!1 w+ic+ ma! 7e used to perform periodic duplicates detection operations on multiple ser-ers or des<top computers w+ile su7mittin all reports to a centrali5ed S6L data7ase.

/+e report data7ase dialo displa!s reports t+at were su7mitted to t+e data7ase and allows one to searc+ reports 7! t+e report title1 +ost name1 date or directories t+at were processed. For eac+ report in t+e data7ase1 DupScout displa!s t+e report date1 time1 +ost name1 directories t+at were processed1 t+e amount of files and stora e space t+e report refers to and t+e report title. In order to open a report1 Cust clic< on t+e report item in t+e report data7ase dialo .

In order to connect DupScout to an S6L data7ase1 t+e user is re?uired to define an 8D:# data source in t+e computer w+ere DupScout is installed on and to specif! t+e 8D:# data source in t+e DupScout options dialo . 8pen t+e options dialo 1 select t+e GData7aseG ta71 ena7le t+e 8D:# interface and specif! a -alid user name and password to connect DupScout to an S6L data7ase. In order to export a report to an S6L data7ase1 press t+e GSa-eG 7utton on t+e results dialo and select t+e GS6L Data7aseG format. In addition1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to use t+e command line utilit!1 w+ic+ is a-aila7le in DupScout )ltimate1 to export reports to an S6L data7ase.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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3.11 #nal+6in! Duplicate &iles on Multiple 1osts


DupScout )ltimate pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to su7mit duplicate files reports from multiple ser-ers and des<top computers into a centrali5ed S6L data7ase1 anal!5e reports and displa! -arious t!pes of c+arts s+owin t+e amount of duplicate dis< space and t+e num7er of duplicates per +ost allowin one to ain an in9dept+ -isi7ilit! into amounts of duplicate files across t+e entire enterprise.

In order to anal!5e reports from multiple +osts1 t+e user needs to connect DupScout to an S6L Data7ase1 perform duplicate files searc+ on multiple +osts usin t+e DupScout >)I application or t+e DupScout command line utilit! and su7mit reports from all +osts to t+e S6L data7ase. 8nce reports from all +osts are in t+e data7ase1 open t+e IData7aseJ dialo and press t+e I.ostsJ 7utton to open t+e I.osts StatisticsJ dialo .

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ::server:s/are 9/ost ;1ost Na'e< 9save=to=data8ase

/+e simplest wa! to su7mit reports from multiple ser-ers or des<top computers is to use t+e DupScout command line utilit! to detect duplicate files on all re?uired +osts t+rou + t+e networ<. In order to simplif! su7mission of reports to t+e S6L data7ase1 t+e command line utilit! ma! 7e executed on t+e same +ost w+ere t+e S6L data7ase is installed on. In t+is case1 t+e user needs to specif! one or more networ< s+ares to 7e processed and t+e +ost name to 7e set for eac+ report.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ;(ocal Director+< 9save=report ;&ile Na'e<

$not+er option is to execute t+e command line utilit! on eac+ specific +ost1 sa-e duplicate files reports and later su7mit report files from all +osts to t+e S6L data7ase usin t+e DupScout >)I application. In t+is case1 t+ere is no need to set t+e +ost name1 w+ic+ will 7e set automaticall! to t+e name of t+e +ost t+e command line utilit! is executed on.

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3.12 #nal+6in! Duplicate &iles Owned 8+ Multiple Users


DupScout )ltimate pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to anal!5e duplicate files owned 7! multiple users and detected on one or more ser-ers or des<top computers and displa! c+arts s+owin t+e amount of wasted dis< space and t+e num7er of duplicate files per user. *'portant> :! default1 processin and displa! of user names is disa7led. In order to ena7le t+is capa7ilit!1 open t+e options dialo and ena7le t+is option.

In order to anal!5e duplicate files per user1 connect DupScout )ltimate to an S6L Data7ase and su7mit reports containin duplicates owned 7! multiple users to t+e S6L data7ase usin t+e DupScout >)I application or t+e DupScout command line utilit!. 8nce reports are in t+e data7ase1 open t+e IData7aseJ dialo and press t+e I)sersJ 7utton to open t+e I)sers StatisticsJ dialo .

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ::server:s/are 9/ost ;1ost Na'e< 9save=to=data8ase

/+e simplest wa! to su7mit reports from multiple ser-ers or des<top computers is to use t+e DupScout command line utilit! to detect duplicate files on all re?uired +osts t+rou + t+e networ<. In order to simplif! su7mission of reports to t+e S6L data7ase1 t+e command line utilit! ma! 7e executed on t+e same +ost w+ere t+e S6L data7ase is installed on. In t+is case1 t+e user needs to specif! one or more networ< s+ares to 7e processed and t+e +ost name to 7e set for eac+ report.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ;(ocal Director+< 9save=report ;&ile Na'e<

$not+er option is to execute t+e command line utilit! on eac+ specific +ost1 sa-e duplicate files reports and later su7mit report files from all +osts to t+e S6L data7ase usin t+e DupScout >)I application. In t+is case1 t+ere is no need to set t+e +ost name1 w+ic+ will 7e set automaticall! to t+e name of t+e +ost t+e command line utilit! is executed on.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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3.13 Duplicate &iles 1istor+ ,/arts


I/ and stora e administrators are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to displa! +istor! c+arts s+owin +ow t+e num7er of duplicate files and t+e amount of wasted dis< space in one or more ser-ers or des<top computers are c+an in o-er time.

In order to displa! a +istor! c+art1 sa-e a series of reports to an S6L data7ase1 open t+e S6L reports dialo and press t+e G.istor!G 7utton. $ series of reports ma! 7e exported to an S6L data7ase manuall! usin t+e DupScout >)I application or automaticall! usin t+e DupScout command line utilit!.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ;(ocal Director+< 9save=to=data8ase

/+e DupScout command line utilit! allows one to detect duplicate files in one or more dis<s or directories and sa-e a report to an S6L data7ase. In order to enerate reports for multiple ser-ers or des<top computers t+rou + t+e networ<1 t+e user needs to specif! one or more networ< s+ares t+at s+ould 7e processed usin t+e );# notation and set an appropriate +ost name for eac+ report sa-ed to t+e data7ase.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ::server:s/are 9/ost ;1ost Na'e< 9save=to=data8ase

Finall!1 t+e command line utilit! ma! 7e used in conCunction wit+ t+e standard =indows tas< sc+eduler to periodicall! detect duplicate files in one or more ser-ers or des<top computers1 sa-e reports to a centrali5ed S6L data7ase and enerate +istor! c+arts s+owin +ow t+e num7er of duplicate files and t+e wasted dis< space are c+an in o-er time. /+e +istor! c+arts dialo displa!s t+e list of a-aila7le c+arts1 t+e list of +ost computers w+ere t+e c+arts were enerated on and extended statistical information for eac+ c+art. /+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to filter c+arts 7! t+e +ost name1 location1 report la7el1 etc. allowin one to select an appropriate +istor! c+art. In addition1 t+e c+arts dialo allows one to c+an e t+e c+artGs title and footer1 export t+e c+artGs ima e to t+e clip7oard ma<in it -er! eas! to inte rate DupScout +istor! c+arts in userGs custom reports and presentations.

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3.1

#uto'atic 5eport Mana!e'ent

DupScout allows one to <eep a user9specified num7er of reports in t+e reports director! or t+e reports S6L data7ase w+ile automaticall! deletin old reports and freein up t+e dis< space. /+ese features are especiall! useful for full! automated duplicate files detection operations w+en t+e user needs to <eep a +istor! of report files in a reports director! or a +istor! of reports in an S6L data7ase.

:! default1 DupScout <eeps all reports in t+e reports director! or t+e S6L data7ase. In order to ena7le automatic report mana ement1 open t+e G8ptionsG dialo 1 select t+e G4eportsG ta7 and c+an e t+e G4eport FilesG or G4eport Data7aseG options to appropriate -alues. /+e G5eport &ilesG option is applica7le to ./0L1 text1 'xcel #S21 30L and DupScout nati-e reports sa-ed to a reports director! or to t+e userGs +ome director! usin t+e DupScout command line utilit!. $fter sa-in eac+ new report1 DupScout will c+ec< if t+ere are too man! reports of t+e same t!pe K./0L1 30L1 #S21 etc.L in t+e reports director! and delete old reports accordin to t+e user9specified confi uration. /+e G5eport Data8aseG option is applica7le to reports su7mitted to an S6L data7ase usin t+e DupScout >)I application or t+e DupScout command line utilit!. $fter sa-in eac+ new report to t+e data7ase1 DupScout will c+ec< if t+ere are too man! reports from t+e same +ost computer1 for t+e same set of dis<s or directories and delete old reports accordin to t+e user9 specified confi uration. For example1 if reports from two different ser-ers are su7mitted to t+e same S6L data7ase1 DupScout will <eep in t+e data7ase 3 last reports for eac+ ser-er. /+e G&ile ,ate!oriesG option allows one to ena7leEdisa7le exportin of file cate ories to ./0L1 text1 'xcel #S2 and 30L reports. Second9le-el file cate ories are a-aila7le w+en reports are sa-ed usin t+e DupScout >)I application manuall!. $utomaticall! enerated reports or reports sa-ed usin t+e DupScout command line utilit! alwa!s sa-ed wit+out file cate ories. =+en t+e GFile #ate oriesG option is ena7led1 DupScout >)I application will sa-e second9le-el file cate ories to ./0L1 text1 'xcel #S2 and 30L reports. /+e G,o'pressed 5eportsG option allows one to sa-e automaticall! 'xcel #S2 and 30L reports as compressed arc+i-e files. enerated ./0L1 text1

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3.15 5ule9?ased Duplicate &iles 5e'oval #ctions


DupScout )ltimate pro-ides power computer users and I/ professionals wit+ t+e a7ilit! to define multiple1 rule97ased duplicate files remo-al actions capa7le of automaticall! detectin t+e ori inal file and selectin an appropriate duplicates remo-al action for eac+ specific duplicate files set accordin to t+e user9defined rules and policies.

In order to add one or more duplicates remo-al actions1 open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e G$ctionsG ta7 and press t+e G$ddG 7utton. :! default1 t+e G$ctionG dialo s+ows 7asic options allowin one to select t+e ori inal file detection mode and t+e remo-al action t+at s+ould 7e used for all successfull! matc+ed duplicate file sets.

0ore ad-anced options ma! 7e ena7led 7! pressin t+e G0ore 8ptionsG 7utton1 w+ic+ is located in t+e 7ottom9left corner of t+e dialo . In t+e ad-anced mode1 t+e dialo allows one to define one or more file matc+in rules t+at s+ould 7e used in order to detect t+e t!pe of duplicate files t+at s+ould 7e processed 7! t+is specific duplicates remo-al action. In order to appl! different duplicate files remo-al actions for different t!pes of files1 specif! multiple1 rule97ased remo-al actions and select an appropriate actions mode. In t+e GSelect $ctionsG mode1 DupScout will scan t+e specified input dis<s or directories1 select t+e defined remo-al actions for all duplicate file sets matc+in t+e specified rules and s+ow an actions pre-iew dialo allowin one to re-iew t+e selected actions 7efore execution. $not+er option is to set t+e actions mode to G'xecuteG and to use t+e DupScout command line utilit! to execute t+e specified duplicate files remo-al actions full! automaticall! in an unattended mode.

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3.1. -$cludin! Speci@ic Su8directories


Sometimes1 it ma! 7e re?uired to exclude one or more su7directories from t+e duplicate files detection process. For example1 if !ou need to find all duplicate files on a dis< excludin one or two special directories1 !ou ma! specif! t+e w+ole dis< as an input director! and add t+e directories t+at s+ould 7e s<ipped to t+e exclude list.

In order to add one or more directories to t+e exclude list1 press t+e G0ana e ProfileG 7utton to open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e G'xcludeG ta7 and press t+e G$ddG 7utton. In addition1 ad-anced users are pro-ided wit+ a num7er of exclude directories macro commands allowin one to exclude multiple directories usin a sin le macro command. )?-A*NS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 excludes directories 7e innin wit+ t+e specified strin . ),ON2#*NS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 excludes directories containin t+e specified strin . )-NDS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 excludes all directories endin wit+ t+e specified strin . )5-A-4 ;5e!ular -$pression< 9 excludes directories matc+in t+e specified re ular expression.

For example1 t+e exclude macro command GM#8;/$I;S /emporar! FilesG will exclude all directories wit+ G/emporar! FilesG at an! place in t+e full director! pat+ and t+e exclude macro command GM4'>'3 N.K/0PO/'0PLMG will exclude directories endin wit+ G./0PG or G./'0PG.

3.10 Processin! Networ" S/ares Usin! UN, Pat/ Na'es


In order to simplif! detection of duplicate files in networ<ed computers andEor ;$S stora e de-ices1 DupScout allows one to specif! directories t+at s+ould 7e processed usin );# pat+ names wit+out mountin eac+ networ< s+are as a local dis<. =+en wor<in wit+ );# pat+ names1 it is important to <eep in mind t+at all duplicate files remo-al operations suc+ as lin<1 cop!1 mo-e and delete will 7e performed usin );# pat+ names and t+e user s+ould +a-e appropriate permissions on eac+ specific networ< s+are andEor ;$S stora e de-ice.

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3.18 Searc/in! Duplicate &iles in Servers and N#S Stora!e Devices


DupScout allows one to searc+ duplicate files in all networ< s+ares of one or more ser-ers or ;$S stora e de-ices on t+e networ<. In order to searc+ duplicates in one or more ser-ers1 open t+e duplicates searc+ dialo 1 press t+e G$ddG 7utton located on t+e ri +t side of t+e list of searc+ locations1 select t+e GSer-ers or ;$S De-icesG mode and enter one or more +ost names or IP addresses separated 7! t+e semicolon KPL c+aracter.

DupScout will scan t+e networ< and s+ow a list of networ< s+ares detected in t+e specified ser-ers and ;$S stora e de-ices allowin one to select one or more networ< s+ares t+at s+ould 7e processed. In order to 7e a7le to use t+is feature1 t+e user needs to +a-e permissions to access networ< s+ares.

/+e networ< s+ares scannin operation ma! 7e performed multiple times for different ser-ers and ;$S stora e de-ices and an unlimited num7er of networ< s+ares from different ser-ers ma! 7e added to t+e duplicate files searc+ operation. Durin runtime1 DupScout will searc+ duplicate files in all t+e specified networ< s+ares in parallel usin all #P)s andEor #P)9cores a-aila7le in t+e +ost computer DupScout is runnin on.

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3.1% Searc/in! Duplicate &iles in #ll Servers on t/e Networ"


$not+er option is to searc+ duplicate files in all ser-ers andEor ;$S stora e de-ices a-aila7le on t+e networ<. In order to searc+ duplicates in all ser-ers on t+e networ<1 open t+e duplicate files searc+ dialo 1 press t+e G$ddG 7utton located on t+e ri +t side of t+e list of searc+ locations1 select t+e G$ll Ser-ers on t+e ;etwor<G mode and press t+e G8<G 7utton.

DupScout will scan t+e networ< and s+ow a list of ser-ers and ;$S stora e de-ices detected on t+e networ<. Select one or more ser-ers or ;$S stora e de-ices to searc+ duplicate files in and press t+e G8<G 7utton.

DupScout will scan t+e selected ser-ers and s+ow a list of networ< s+ares detected in t+e ser-ers and ;$S stora e de-ices allowin one to select one or more networ< s+ares t+at s+ould 7e processed. Durin runtime1 DupScout will process t+e selected networ< s+ares in parallel usin all #P)s a-aila7le in t+e +ost computer DupScout is runnin on. In order to 7e a7le to use t+is feature1 t+e user needs to +a-e permissions to access networ< s+ares.

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3.20 Processin! Speci@ic &ile 2+pes or &ile ,ate!ories


DupScout Pro pro-ides power computer users wit+ t+e a7ilit! to detect duplicate files amon specific file t!pes accordin to t+e specified file matc+in rules. For example1 t+e user ma! specif! to find duplicate files amon music and audio files wit+ t+e file si5e more t+an 2 0:.

In order to add one or more file matc+in rules1 open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e G4ulesG ta7 and press t+e G$ddG 7utton. 8n t+e G4ulesG dialo select an appropriate rule t!pe and specif! all t+e re?uired parameters. Durin t+e duplicates detection process1 DupScout Pro will process all t+e entered input directories and appl! t+e specified file matc+in rules to all t+e existin files. Files not matc+in t+e specified rules will 7e s<ipped from t+e duplicate files detection process and t+e results list will contain user9selected files onl!.

3.21 Duplicate &iles Detection Per@or'ance Options


Sometimes1 it ma! 7e re?uired to detect duplicate files on production s!stems wit+ man! runnin applications. In order to minimi5e t+e performance impact on t+e runnin applications1 DupScout Pro pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to execute duplicate files detection operations at -arious speed le-els. In order to c+an e t+e speed of a duplicate files detection operation1 open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e GPerformanceG ta7 and select an appropriate performance mode in t+e GSpeedG com7o 7ox.

In order to ena7le multi9t+readed duplicate files detection for a profile1 open t+e profile dialo 1 select t+e GPerformanceG ta7 and set an appropriate num7er of processin t+reads. /a<e into account t+at multi9t+readed duplicate files detection capa7ilities are optimi5ed for powerful multi9coreEmulti9#P) s!stems w+en processin lar e amounts of files located on fast stora e de-ices and it is not recommended to use it on sin le9coreEsin le9#P) computers.

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3.22 #dvanced Duplicate &iles Searc/ Options


:! default1 DupScout detects duplicate files usin eneric settin s1 w+ic+ s+ould 7e appropriate for most users. In addition1 power computer users are pro-ided wit+ a num7er of confi uration options allowin one to customi5e duplicates detection process for user specific needs.

In order to customi5e t+e duplicates detection process1 open t+e profile dialo and select t+e G$d-ancedG options ta7. /+e ad-anced options ta7 allows one to control t+e default report title1 t+e t!pe of t+e si nature used to detect duplicate files1 t+e maximum num7er of duplicate file sets to report a7out and t+e file scannin filter1 w+ic+ ma! 7e used to limit t+e duplicate files detection process to specific file t!pes. 5eport 2itle 9 t+is parameter sets t+e default report title to use w+en exportin #S2 or text reports. ./0L1 'xcel

Si!nature 2+pe 9 t+is parameter sets t+e t!pe of t+e al orit+m t+at s+ould 7e used to compare filesD 0D51 S.$1 or S.$25". /+e S.$25" al orit+m is t+e most relia7le one and it is used 7! default. /+e 0D5 and S.$1 al orit+ms are si nificantl! faster1 7ut less relia7le. Ma$ Dup &ile Sets 9 t+is parameter controls t+e maximum num7er of duplicate file sets displa!ed in t+e results list. $fter finis+in t+e searc+ process1 DupScout will sort all t+e detected duplicate file sets 7! t+e amount of t+e wasted stora e space and displa! t+e top 3 duplicate file sets as specified 7! t+is parameter Kdefault is 1,,,L. &ile Scannin! &ilter 9 t+is parameter KDupScout Pro onl!L allows one to specif! a file scannin filter to 7e used durin t+e duplicate files searc+. /+e file scannin filter pro-ides t+e user wit+ t+e a7ilit! to limit t+e duplicates searc+ process to a specific file t!pe or a custom file set matc+in t+e specified file scannin filter. For example1 in order to searc+ for duplicate FP'> ima es onl!1 set t+e file scannin filter to GB.Cp G. /+is file scannin filter will matc+ all files wit+ t+e extension FP> KFP'> Ima esL and s<ip all ot+er files.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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3.23 Bindows S/ell -$tension


DupScout pro-ides a =indows s+ell extension allowin one to searc+ duplicate files directl! from t+e =indows 'xplorer application. In order to searc+ duplicates in one or more dis<s or directories1 select t+e re?uired dis<s or directories in t+e =indows 'xplorer application1 press t+e ri +t mouse 7utton and select t+e GDupScout 9 Find DuplicatesG menu.

In most cases1 t+e =indows s+ell extension is a -er! useful feature1 7ut sometimes1 w+en t+e user +a-e too man! installed s+ell extensions1 t+e =indows context menu ma! 7ecome too cluttered. In order to remo-e t+e DupScout entr! from t+e =indows context menu1 open t+e options dialo 1 select t+e G>eneralG ta7 and disa7le t+e =indows s+ell extension.

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3.2

Sound Noti@ications

DupScout pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to pla! notification sounds w+en a duplicate files searc+ operation is started1 completed or failed. In addition1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to ena7le1 disa7le or customi5e all t!pes of sound notifications.

In order to open t+e G;otification SoundsG dialo 1 select t+e G/ools 9 ;otification SoundsG menu item. /+e G;otifications SoundsG dialo s+ows all t+e a-aila7le sound notifications and allows one to ena7le or disa7le specific sound notifications.

In order to select a custom notification sound file1 clic< on a notification sound item in t+e sounds list and select a custom =$2 file. In order to pla! a notification sound1 select t+e re?uired notification sound in t+e sounds list and press t+e GPla!G 7utton.

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3.25 ,usto'i6in! DupScout AU* #pplication


Select t+e G/ools 9 $d-anced 8ptionsG menu item to open t+e options dialo .

/+e GAeneralG ta7 allows one to control t+e followin optionsD S+ow 0ain /ool7ar 9 'na7lesEDisa7les t+e main tool7ar $lwa!s S+ow Profile Dialo :efore Start 9 Instructs DupScout to alwa!s s+ow t+e profile dialo 7efore startin t+e duplicate files searc+ process. $uto9#lose Successfull! #ompleted /as<s 9 select t+is option to automaticall! close t+e process dialo and s+ow duplicate file list. $utomaticall! #+ec< For Product )pdates 9 select t+is option to instruct DupScout to automaticall! c+ec< for a-aila7le product updates. S+ow Scannin $ccess Denied 'rrors 9 select t+is option to see error messa es w+en DupScout is pre-ented to scan files in a director! Process S!stem Files 9 select t+is option to detect duplicate files amon s!stem files. $7ort 8peration 8n #ritical 'rrors 9 7! default DupScout is tr!in to process as man! files as possi7le lo in non9fatal errors in a process lo . Select t+is option to instruct DupScout to a7ort operation w+en encounterin a critical error.

/+e GS/ortcutsG ta7 pro-ides t+e user wit+ t+e a7ilit! to customi5e <e!7oard s+ortcuts. #lic< on a s+ortcut item to edit t+e currentl! assi ned <e! se?uence. Press t+e GDefault S+ortcutsG 7utton to reset all <e!7oard s+ortcuts to default -alues.

/+e GPro$+G ta7 pro-ides t+e user wit+ t+e a7ilit! to confi ure t+e .//P prox! settin s. DupScout uses t+e .//P protocol in order to in?uire w+et+er t+ere is a new product -ersion a-aila7le on t+e we7 site.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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3.2. Usin! DupScout AU* (a+outs


In order to impro-e >)I usa7ilit!1 t+e DupScout main >)I application pro-ides t+ree user9 selecta7le >)I la!outs. Press t+e GLa!outsG 7utton to switc+ t+e >)I application to t+e next >)I la!out.

/+e first KdefaultL >)I la!out displa!s lar e tool7ar 7uttons wit+ descripti-e text la7els under eac+ 7utton and s+ows t+e directories entr! and t+e profiles com7o 7ox under t+e main tool7ar. /+e second >)I la!out displa!s small tool7ar 7uttons wit+ descripti-e text la7els 7eside eac+ 7utton and s+ows t+e directories entr! and t+e profiles com7o 7ox under t+e main tool7ar.

/+e t+ird >)I la!out displa!s small tool7ar 7uttons wit+out descripti-e text la7els and s+ows t+e directories entr! and t+e profiles com7o 7ox as a sin le tool7ar.

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3.20 DupScout ,o''and (ine Utilit+


In addition to t+e >)I application1 DupScout )ltimate includes a command line utilit! allowin one to execute duplicate files searc+ and remo-al operations from an 8S s+ell window. /+e DupScout command line utilit! pro-ides power users and s!stem administrators wit+ t+e a7ilit! to inte rate duplicate files detection capa7ilities into 7atc+ files and s+ell scripts. /+e command line utilit! is located in t+e I;ProductDir<C8inJ director!.

,o''and (ine S+nta$>

dupscout 9e$ecute ;Pro@ile Na'e< /+is command executes t+e specified duplicate files detection profile.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9dir ;Director+ 1< D ... Director+ 4 E /+is command detects duplicate files in t+e specified directories1 dis<s or networ< s+ares.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9server ;1ostNa'e1F1ostNa'e2F1ostNa'e4< /+is command detects duplicate files in all networ< s+ares in t+e specified ser-ers andEor ;$S stora e de-ices.

dupscout 9anal+6e 9networ" /+is command detects duplicate files in all networ< s+ares in all ser-ers on t+e networ<.

Para'eters>

9dir ;Director+< /+is parameter specifies an input director!1 dis< or a networ< s+are for t+e duplicate files detection command. In order to ensure proper parsin of command line ar uments1 directories containin space c+aracters s+ould 7e dou7le ?uoted.

9server ;1ost Na'e or *P #ddress< /+is parameter specifies a +ost name or an IP address of t+e ser-er or ;$S stora e de-ice t+at s+ould 7e processed. 0ultiple +ost names or IP addresses s+ould 7e separated 7! t+e semicolon KPL c+aracter.

Options> 9save=/t'l=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es an ./0L report to t+e specified file. 9save=te$t=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es a text report to t+e specified file. 9save=csv=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es an 'xcel #S2 report to t+e specified file.

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9save=$'l=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es an 30L report to t+e specified file. 9save=pd@=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es a PDF report to t+e specified file.

9save=report D &ile Na'e E /+is option sa-es a nati-e DupScout report file.

9save=to=data8ase /+is option sa-es a report to an S6L Data7ase t+rou + t+e 8D:# interface confi ured on t+e DupScout >)I options dialo .

9title ;5eport 2itle< /+is optional parameter specifies a custom report title.

9la8el ;5eport (a8el< /+is optional parameter specifies a custom report la7el.

9'a$=sets ;Ma$i'u' Nu'8er o@ Sets to -$port< /+is parameter sets t+e maximum num7er of duplicate file sets to export Kdefault is 1,1,,,L. 9per@ ;&U(( G M-D*UM G (OB< /+is parameter controls t+e speed of t+e duplicate files detection process. F)LL 9 Full9speed duplicate files detection 0'DI)0 9 0edium9speed duplicate files detection L8= 9 Low9speed duplicate files detection 9strea's ;1 ... 1.< /+is parameter specifies t+e num7er of parallel duplicate files detection t+reads. 9co'press /+is parameter instructs to export a >Q compressed report. 9v /+is command s+ows t+e productJs maCor -ersion1 minor -ersion1 re-ision and 7uild date.

9/elp /+is command s+ows t+e command line usa e information.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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3.28 Product Update Procedure


$lmost e-er! mont+1 Flexense releases 7u 9fixes and product updates for t+e DupScout duplicate files finder. /+ese product updates are uploaded to our we7 site and ma! 7e applied to an! installed product -ersion. 'ac+ time DupScout is started1 t+e update mana er c+ec<s if t+ere is a new product -ersion a-aila7le. If t+ere is a new product update a-aila7le1 t+e user will see an G)pdateG lin< in t+e ri +t9most corner of t+e status 7ar.

In order to manuall! -erif! t+at t+e currentl! installed product -ersion is up9to9date1 select menu G.elp 9 #+ec< For )pdatesG on t+e main menu 7ar. /+e update mana er will connect to t+e update ser-er and c+ec< if t+ere is a newer -ersion of t+e product a-aila7le for download. If t+ere is a new product -ersion a-aila7le1 t+e update dialo will s+ow t+e -ersion of t+e new product update and two lin<sD t+e G4elease ;otesG lin< and t+e GInstallG lin<. #lic< on t+e G4elease ;otesG lin< to see more information a7out new features and 7u 9fixes pro-ided 7! t+is specific product -ersion. #lic< on t+e GInstallG lin< to download and install t+e new product -ersion.

$fter clic<in on t+e GInstallG lin<1 please wait w+ile t+e update mana er will download t+e new product -ersion to t+e local dis<. /+e update pac<a e will 7e downloaded to a temporar! director! on t+e s!stem dri-e and automaticall! deleted after t+e update mana er will finis+ updatin t+e product.

$fter download is completed1 close all open DupScout applications and press t+e G8<G 7utton w+en read!. If one or more DupScout applications will 7e open durin t+e update1 t+e operation will fail and t+e w+ole update process will need to 7e restarted from t+e 7e innin . $fter finis+in t+e update process1 DupScout will s+ow a messa e 7ox informin a7out t+e successfull! completed operation.

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3.2% 5e!isterin! DupScout Pro


DupScout Pro licenses and discounted license pac<s ma! 7e purc+ased on t+e followin +ttpDEEwww.dupscout.comEpurc+ase.+tml pa eD

$fter finis+in t+e purc+ase process1 wait for t+e followin two e9mail messa esD t+e first one wit+ a receipt for !our pa!ment and t+e second one wit+ an unloc< <e!. If !ou will not recei-e !our unloc< <e! wit+in 2& +ours1 please c+ec< !our spam 7ox for e9mail messa es ori inatin from support@flexense.com and if it is nor +ere contact our support team.

$fter !ou will recei-e !our unloc< <e!1 start t+e DupScout >)I application and press t+e G4e isterG 7utton located in t+e top9ri +t corner of t+e window.

8n t+e re ister dialo 1 enter !our name and t+e recei-ed unloc< <e! and press t+e G4e isterG 7utton to finis+ t+e re istration procedure.

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Usin! DupScout Server


.1 DupScout Server Overview

DupScout Ser-er is a ser-er97ased duplicate files searc+ and remo-al solution1 w+ic+ runs in t+e 7ac< round as a ser-ice and pro-ides a we797ased >)I interface allowin one to connect to t+e ser-er usin a re ular we7 7rowser1 confi ure duplicate files searc+ operations1 re-iew detected duplicate files1 enerate reports1 remo-e duplicate files or sc+edule full! automatic1 periodic duplicate files searc+ and remo-al operations.

DupScout Ser-er allows one to confi ure an unlimited num7er of duplicate files searc+ operations1 wit+ eac+ one capa7le of detectin duplicate files in one or more dis<s1 directories1 networ< s+ares or ;$S stora e de-ices. /+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to re-iew detected duplicate files1 enerate ./0L1 PDF1 text1 #S21 30L reports or export reports from multiple ser-ers to a centrali5ed S6L data7ase for ad-anced trend anal!sis.

DupScout Ser-er pro-ides a lar e num7er of duplicate files remo-al options includin t+e a7ilit! to replace duplicates wit+ s+ortcuts or +ard lin<s1 mo-e duplicates to anot+er director!1 compress and mo-e duplicates or delete all duplicate files. In addition1 users are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to sc+edule periodic operations capa7le of detectin duplicate files1 eneratin reports andEor executin duplicate files remo-al actions full! automaticall! accordin to user9 specified rules and policies.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Product *nstallation Procedure

DupScout Ser-er is especiall! desi ned to 7e as simple as possi7le. /+e product does not re?uire an! t+ird9part! software applications and ma! 7e installed and confi ured wit+in a couple of minutes. $ full! functional 3,9da!s trial -ersion of DupScout Ser-er ma! 7e downloaded from t+e followin pa eD +ttpDEEwww.dupscout.comEdownloads.+tml.

/+e installation pac<a e is -er! small1 20: 9 30: dependin on t+e tar et operatin s!stem1 and t+e product re?uires Cust 1,0: of t+e free dis< space on t+e tar et ser-er. In order to install DupScout Ser-er1 start t+e setup pro ram1 select a destination director! and press t+e G;extG 7utton.

8ptionall!1 enter custom ser-er control andEor we7 access ports. /+e ser-er control port is used 7! t+e DupScout command line utilit! and t+e we7 access port is t+e port for t+e we79 7ased mana ement interface allowin one to control DupScout Ser-er usin a standard we7 7rowser. If DupScout Ser-er s+ould 7e controlled remotel! t+rou + t+e networ<1 ma<e sure one or 7ot+ of t+ese ports are open in t+e ser-erGs firewall.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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*nitial Product ,on@i!uration

$fter finis+in t+e installation procedure1 open a re ular we7 7rowser and lo in to t+e DupScout Ser-er we797ased mana ement interface usin t+e default Kad'inEad'inL user name and password. /+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e allows one to confi ure duplicate files searc+ and remo-al commands1 re-iew results and setup periodic Co7s.

In order to add a new duplicate files searc+ command1 press t+e G$dd #ommandG 7utton1 specif! a uni?ue command name1 add one or more directories to searc+ in and if re?uired specif! one or more directories t+at s+ould 7e excluded from t+e searc+ process. 8nce finis+ed confi urin t+e duplicate files searc+ command1 press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

In order to execute a duplicate files searc+ command manuall!1 Cust clic< on t+e commandGs GStartG 7utton located in t+e G/oolsG column. In order to confi ure t+e duplicate files searc+ command to 7e executed automaticall! at specific time inter-als1 press t+e GPeriodic Fo7sG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e and setup a periodic searc+ Co7.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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7uic" Duplicate &iles Searc/ Operations

DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e followin two duplicate files searc+ modesD t+e ?uic< duplicate files searc+ mode1 w+ic+ is an eas! to use mode for simple duplicates searc+ operations1 and t+e commands mode1 w+ic+ pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to pre9confi ure a num7er of duplicate files searc+ commands allowin one to control an extensi-e set of duplicate files searc+ options.

In order to simple searc+ duplicate files usin t+e ?uic< searc+ mode1 press t+e GDuplicatesG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e1 specif! dis<s1 directories or networ< s+ares to searc+ in and press t+e GSearc+G 7utton.

In t+e ?uic< searc+ mode1 DupScout Ser-er will automaticall! create a duplicate files searc+ command1 searc+ duplicate files in t+e specified dis<s and directories and displa! detected duplicate files. 'ac+ ?uic< duplicate files searc+ command is sa-ed in t+e product confi uration file1 displa!ed on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e and ma! 7e later executed a ain or customi5ed to searc+ different t!pes of duplicate files.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Mana!in! Duplicate &iles Searc/ ,o''ands

DupScout Ser-er allows one to confi ure multiple duplicate files searc+ and cleanup commands wit+ eac+ one capa7le of processin a num7er of dis<s1 directories1 networ< s+ares or ;$S stora e de-ices. In order to add a new command1 press t+e G$dd #ommandG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e1 specif! a uni?ue command name1 add one or more dis<s1 directories or networ< s+ares to searc+ in and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

In addition1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to exclude one or more directories from t+e duplicate files searc+ process1 add one or more file matc+in rules specif!in w+ic+ t!pes of files to searc+ andEor add one or more automatic duplicate files remo-al actions allowin one to select ori inal files and duplicate files remo-al actions full! automaticall! accordin to user9 specified rules and policies.

Finall!1 users are pro-ided wit+ a num7er of ad-anced options allowin one to set a custom report title1 confi ure +ow man! +istor! reports to <eep for eac+ duplicate files searc+ command1 select t+e performance and file scannin modes andEor automaticall! enerate ./0L1 PDF1 30L1 'xcel #S2 or text reports in a user9specified file or director!.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Duplicate &iles Searc/ 5esults

In order to re-iew detected duplicate files for a finis+ed duplicate files searc+ operation1 Cust clic< on t+e command name on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e. /+e results pa e s+ows t+e list of detected duplicate files sets sorted 7! t+e amount of wasted dis< space. For eac+ set of duplicate files1 DupScout Ser-er s+ows t+e full name of t+e currentl! selected ori inal file1 t+e currentl! selected remo-al action1 t+e num7er of duplicate files in t+e set and t+e amount of wasted dis< space.

DupScout Ser-er allows one to cate ori5e and filter duplicate files 7! t+e file extension1 file t!pe1 si5e1 user name1 creation1 last modification or last access date. /+e 7ottom part of t+e duplicate files results pa e s+ows cate ories of duplicate files accordin to t+e currentl! selected file cate ori5ation mode. In order to c+an e t+e file cate ori5ation mode1 clic< on t+e file cate ories com7o 7ox and select t+e re?uired file cate ori5ation mode.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

Flexense Ltd.

8ne of t+e most powerful capa7ilities of DupScout Ser-er is t+e a7ilit! to filter duplicate files usin one or more file cate ories and select different t!pes of duplicate files remo-al actions for different roups of files. For example1 select one or more file cate ories and press t+e ISet FilterJ 7utton to s+ow duplicate files related to t+e selected cate ories. ;ow1 press t+e ISelect $ctionsJ 7utton to select a specific duplicate files remo-al action for t+e currentl! displa!ed duplicate files.

/+e duplicate files results pa e allows one to sa-e ./0L1 PDF1 text1 'xcel #S21 30L reports or export results to an S6L data7ase. In order to sa-e a report1 press t+e ISa-e 4eportJ 7utton1 select an appropriate report format and press t+e I8<J 7utton. If no file filters are selected1 all duplicate files will 7e sa-ed to t+e report. If one or more file filters are selected1 t+e report will include onl! t+e currentl! displa!ed duplicate files.

In order to -iew all duplicate files related to a set1 clic< on t+e ori inal file lin< in t+e set -iew. /+e set pa e s+ows t+e list of duplicate files related to t+e set1 t+e si5e of t+ese files and t+e last modification date for eac+ file. :! default1 DupScout Ser-er selects t+e oldest file in eac+ set as t+e ori inal file. In order to select a different file as t+e ori inal1 clic< on t+e file icon.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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5e'ovin! Duplicate &iles

DupScout Ser-er allows one to replace duplicate files wit+ s+ortcuts or +ard lin<s1 mo-e duplicate files to anot+er director!1 compress and mo-e duplicates or delete all duplicate files. In order to select a duplicate files remo-al action for all duplicate file sets1 open t+e report pa e and press t+e GSelectG 7utton located in t+e top9ri +t corner. In order to select a different duplicate files remo-al action for one or more specific duplicate file sets1 open eac+ set1 press t+e GSelectG 7utton and select a remo-al action for eac+ set of duplicate files.

B#5N*NA> /+e =indows s!stem director! contains man! duplicate files1 w+ic+ are critical for proper operation of t+e operatin s!stem and remo-al of an! of t+ese files ma! dama e t+e operatin s!stem and ma<e it completel! unusa7le.

8nce finis+ed selectin duplicate files remo-al actions1 press t+e G'xecuteG 7utton located in t+e top9ri +t corner of t+e results pa e1 press t+e G4emo-eG 7utton to confirm t+e operation and wait for t+e duplicate files remo-al operation to complete.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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Duplicate &iles Searc/ 5eports

For eac+ duplicate files searc+ operation1 DupScout Ser-er sa-es an indi-idual duplicate files report. In order to open t+e last report1 Cust clic< on t+e re?uired duplicate files searc+ command lin< displa!ed on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e. In order to 7rowse all reports1 press t+e G4eportsG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e.

DupScout Ser-er allows one to filter duplicate files reports 7! t+e command name1 +ost name1 date and input directories. In order to filter duplicate files reports1 select an appropriate filter located on t+e 7ottom side of t+e reports pa e and t+en select a filter -alue.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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=+en a report filter is acti-e1 DupScout Ser-er displa!s t+e num7er of filtered reports in t+e reports pa e caption and s+ows reports matc+in t+e selected report filter in t+e reports -iew. In order to reset t+e currentl! selected report filter1 select t+e GS+ow $llG filter -alue in t+e report filer located on t+e 7ottom side of t+e reports pa e.

:! default1 DupScout Ser-er <eeps a +istor! of 1, last reports for eac+ duplicate files searc+ command. 4eports are sa-ed in t+e reports director!1 w+ic+ ma! 7e confi ured on t+e G4eportsG settin s pa e. In order to open a duplicate files report listed in t+e reports -iew1 clic< on t+e re?uired report ID lin<.

DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to export duplicate files reports to a num7er of standard formats suc+ as ./0L1 PDF1 30L1 'xcel #S2 and text. In order to export a report to one of t+e standard formats1 press t+e GSa-eG 7utton located in t+e top9ri +t corner of t+e report -iew.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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S/ow t/e Nu'8er o@ Duplicate &iles Per 1ost

DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to s+ow t+e amount of duplicate dis< space and t+e num7er of duplicates per +ost allowin one to ain an in9dept+ -isi7ilit! into amounts of duplicate files across t+e entire enterprise. In order to perform t+e +osts anal!sis1 press t+e G2iew 4eportsG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e and t+en press t+e G$nal!5eG 7utton located on t+e reports pa e.

In order to 7e a7le perform t+e +osts anal!sis1 t+e user needs to confi ure duplicate files detection commands to searc+ one or more ser-ers andEor ;$S stora e de-ices t+rou + t+e networ< usin );# networ< names. In t+e simplest case1 confi ure a sin le duplicate files detection command for eac+ networ< s+are t+at s+ould 7e anal!5ed.

$not+er option is to process multiple s+ares usin eac+ command1 7ut in order to 7e a7le to perform t+e +osts anal!sis1 all networ< s+ares processed 7! a command s+ould 7e +osted on t+e same ser-er.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.10 S/ow t/e Nu'8er o@ Duplicate &iles Per User


DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to anal!5e duplicate files owned 7! multiple users and detected on one or more ser-ers or des<top computers and displa! c+arts s+owin t+e amount of duplicate dis< space and t+e num7er of duplicate files per user. In order to perform t+e users anal!sis1 press t+e G2iew 4eportsG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e and t+en press t+e G$nal!5eG 7utton located on t+e reports pa e. *'portant> :! default1 processin and displa! of user names is disa7led. In order to ena7le t+is capa7ilit!1 open t+e options dialo and ena7le t+is option.

In order to 7e a7le to perform t+e users anal!sis1 open t+e GSettin sG pa e1 clic< on t+e G$d-anced Ser-er 8ptionsG lin< and ena7le t+e GProcess and S+ow Files )ser ;amesG option. :! default1 t+is option is disa7led and1 in order to 7e a7le to see user names1 t+e option is s+ould 7e ena7led 7efore an! duplicate files reports sa-ed into t+e report data7ase.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

Flexense Ltd.

.11 #nal+6in! Duplicate &iles 1istor+ 2rends


S!stem and stora e administrators are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to anal!5e +ow t+e num7er of duplicate files is c+an in o-er time. In order to 7e a7le to perform t+e duplicate files +istor! trend anal!sis1 t+e user needs to setup one or more periodic duplicate files searc+ commands or manuall! perform multiple duplicate files searc+ operations o-er time.

=it+ multiple duplicate files reports sa-ed in t+e report data7ase1 press t+e G4eportsG 7utton located on t+e main status pa e1 press t+e G$nal!5eG 7utton1 select t+e G$nal!5e Duplicate Files .istor!G option and press t+e G$nal!5eG 7utton. DupScout Ser-er will enerate a list of +istor! c+arts 9 one for eac+ set of directories in eac+ anal!5ed ser-er andEor ;$S stora e de-ice.

/+e top9left side of t+e +istor! anal!sis pa e s+ows t+e statistics for t+e currentl! selected +istor! c+art. /+e top9ri +t side s+ows t+e +istor! line c+art accordin to t+e currentl! selected c+art and c+art units. /+e t+ree 7ottom9side panes pro-ide t+e a7ilit! to filter c+arts 7! t+e command name1 processed directories andEor t+e +ost name of t+e ser-er or ;$S stora e de-ice. In order to sa-e t+e currentl! displa!ed +istor! c+art to a rap+ical PDF report1 press t+e GSa-eG 7utton and t+en clic< on t+e report file lin< to download t+e report file.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.12 Processin! Speci@ic &ile ,ate!ories


DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to searc+ duplicate files amon specific t!pes of files or file cate ories usin an extensi-e set of file matc+in rules capa7le of matc+in files 7! t+e file name1 extension1 director!1 file t!pe1 file si5e1 creation1 last modification or last access dates1 etc. In order to add one or more file matc+in rules to a duplicate files searc+ command1 open t+e re?uired command1 press t+e G'dit #ommandG 7utton1 select t+e GFile 0atc+in 4ulesG menu item and press t+e G$dd 4uleG 7utton.

8n t+e file matc+in rule pa e1 select an appropriate rule t!pe1 select an operator1 enter a rule -alue and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton. DupScout Ser-er allows one to add an unlimited num7er of file matc+in rules to eac+ duplicate files searc+ command and appl! t+e K$;DL or K84L lo ical operators. For example1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to anal!5e all t!pes of documents wit+ t+e file si5e more t+an 3 0: t+at were modified durin t+e last mont+.

Finall!1 DupScout Ser-er allows one to define multi9le-el1 nested file matc+in rules wit+ different sets of rules and lo ic operators on eac+ le-el capa7le of precisel! selectin t+e su7set of files t+at s+ould 7e processed.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.13 -$cludin! Directories @ro' t/e Duplicate &iles Searc/ Process


Sometimes1 it ma! 7e re?uired to exclude one or more su7directories from t+e duplicate files searc+ process. For example1 if !ou need to detect duplicate files stored on a dis< excludin one or two special directories1 !ou ma! specif! t+e w+ole dis< as an input director! and add t+e directories t+at s+ould 7e s<ipped to t+e exclude list.

In order to add one or more directories to t+e exclude list1 open t+e duplicate files searc+ command confi uration pa e1 press t+e G'dit #ommandG 7utton1 select t+e G'xclude DirectoriesG menu item and specif! one or more directories t+at s+ould 7e excluded. $ll files and su7directories located in t+e specified exclude directories will 7e excluded from t+e duplicate files searc+ process. In addition1 ad-anced users are pro-ided wit+ a num7er of exclude directories macro commands allowin one to exclude multiple directories usin a sin le macro command. DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e followin exclude directories macro commandsD )?-A*NS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 t+is macro command excludes all directories 7e innin wit+ t+e specified text strin . ),ON2#*NS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 t+is macro command excludes all directories containin t+e specified text strin . )-NDS ;2e$t Strin!< 9 t+is macro command excludes all directories endin wit+ t+e specified text strin . )5-A-4 ;5e!ular -$pression< 9 t+is macro command excludes directories matc+in t+e specified re ular expression.

For example1 t+e exclude macro command GM#8;/$I;S /emporar! FilesG will exclude all directories wit+ G/emporar! FilesG at an! place in t+e full director! pat+ and t+e exclude macro command GM4'>'3 N.K/0PO/'0PLMG will exclude directories endin wit+ G./0PG or G./'0PG.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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#uto'atic Duplicate &iles 5e'oval #ctions

DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to automaticall! select ori inal files and duplicate files remo-al actions accordin to user9specified rules and policies. In order to confi ure automatic duplicate files remo-al actions1 open a duplicate files searc+ command and press t+e G$ctionsG 7utton.

In order to add a new action1 press t+e G$dd $ctionG 7utton1 set an appropriate ori inal file selection mode1 select a duplicate files remo-al action and press t+e G$ddG 7utton. In order to edit a pre-iousl! created duplicate files remo-al action1 press t+e G'ditG 7utton located on t+e ri +t side of t+e G$ctionsG pa e.

Initiall!1 automatic duplicate files remo-al actions are created in t+e GSelectG mode allowin one to re-iew selected actions and ma<e sure e-er!t+in wor<s as re?uired. 8nce t+e confi uration is carefull! tested1 t+e duplicate files searc+ command ma! 7e sc+eduled to 7e started periodicall! and all confi ured duplicate files remo-al actions executed automaticall!. In order to automaticall! execute confi ured duplicate files remo-al actions1 open t+e command pa e1 press t+e G$ctionsG 7utton and set t+e actions mode to G'xecuteG.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

Flexense Ltd.

.15 Periodic Duplicate &iles Searc/ and 5e'oval


DupScout Ser-er allows one to setup a num7er of periodic Co7s wit+ eac+ one confi ured to perform one or more duplicate files searc+ commands at specific time inter-als. In order to add a periodic duplicate files searc+ Co71 press t+e GPeriodic Fo7sG 7utton located on t+e DupScout Ser-er +ome pa e and press t+e G$ddG 7utton.

8n t+e periodic Co7 pa e1 enter a uni?ue periodic Co7 name1 specif! t+e time inter-al and select one or more duplicate files searc+ commands to execute. In order to reduce t+e #P) load and memor! usa e on t+e +ost1 DupScout Ser-er performs selected duplicate files searc+ operations se?uentiall!1 one after one w+ile sa-in reports and executin automatic duplicate files remo-al actions if re?uired.

In addition1 t+e user is pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to intentionall! slow down duplicate files searc+ operations1 in order to completel! eliminate performance impact on production ser-ers. In order to slow down a duplicate files searc+ command1 open t+e command pa e1 press t+e G8ptionsG 7utton1 select t+e GLow SpeedG performance mode and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.1. Searc/in! Duplicates in Networ" S/ares


:! default1 t+e DupScout ser-ice is confi ured to run under t+e local s!stem account1 w+ic+ is ood to searc+ duplicates in local dis<s and directories. 8n t+e ot+er +and1 t+e local s!stem account does not +a-e permissions to access networ< s+ares and ;$S stora e de-ices. In order to ena7le DupScout Ser-er to searc+ duplicate files in networ< s+ares and ;$S stora e de-ices1 t+e DupScout ser-ice s+ould 7e confi ured to run under a user account1 w+ic+ +as permissions to access files and directories located on t+e re?uired networ< s+ares.

/+e confi uration is -er! simple and ma! 7e performed wit+in a couple of seconds usin followin step97!9step uideD 1. 2. 3. &. 5. 8pen t+e =indows control panel and clic< on t+e G$dministrati-e /oolsG utilit!. 8pen t+e Ser-ices control center and find +ere t+e GDup Scout Ser-erG ser-ice. 8pen t+e GDup Scout Ser-erG ser-ice1 select t+e G>eneralG ta7 and stop t+e ser-ice. Select t+e GLo 8nG ta7 and specif! a user account to use for t+e ser-ice. Select t+e G>eneralG ta7 and start t+e GDup Scout Ser-erG ser-ice.

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;ow1 t+e DupScout ser-ice will run under t+e specified user account and will +a-e exactl! t+e same permissions as t+e specified user account w+en accessin networ< s+ares and ;$S stora e de-ices.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.10 ,on@i!urin! DupScout Server


DupScout Ser-er pro-ides a -ariet! of confi uration options allowin one to easil! inte rate t+e product into a user9specific networ< en-ironment. In order to open t+e main settin s pa e1 clic< on t+e GSettin sG lin< located on t+e top menu 7ar.

.18 ,on@i!urin! ,usto' User Na'e and Password


/+e DupScout Ser-er we797ased mana ement console re?uires users to lo in wit+ a DupScout user name and password. /+e default user name and password is set to ad'inEad'in. In addition1 DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to set a custom user name andEor password for t+e DupScout we797ased mana ement interface and t+e command line utilit!1 w+ic+ ma! 7e used to automate confi uration and mana ement tas<s.

In order to set a custom user name and password1 clic< on t+e G#onfi ure Ser-er Lo inG lin< located on t+e main settin s pa e1 enter a new user name and password and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.1% ,on@i!urin! ,usto' Server Ports


DupScout Ser-er uses t+e /#PEIP port *12" as t+e default ser-er control port and t+e /#PEIP port (, as t+e default we7 access port. Sometimes1 t+ese ports ma! 7e in use 7! some ot+er software products or s!stem ser-ices. If one or 7ot+ of t+ese ports are in use1 DupScout Ser-er will 7e una7le to operate properl! and t+e user needs to c+an e t+e DupScout ser-er control port andEor we7 access port.

In order to set a custom ser-er control port andEor we7 access port1 clic< on t+e GSetup Ser-er PortsG lin< located on t+e main settin s pa e1 select t+e G)se #ustom PortG option and enter a custom port num7er to use. If t+e DupScout ser-er s+ould 7e controlled t+rou + t+e networ<1 ma<e sure t+e custom ports are open in t+e ser-erGs firewall.

.20 ,on@i!urin! -9Mail Noti@ications


DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to send '90ail notifications w+en a duplicate files searc+ command is failed. In order to confi ure an S0/P '90ail ser-er to use to send '90ail notifications1 clic< on t+e G#onfi ure '90ail Ser-erG lin< located on t+e main settin s pa e1 enter t+e S0/P ser-er +ost name1 S0/P ser-er port1 S0/P user name1 password and t+e source '90ail address to use to send '90ail notifications.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.21 ,on@i!urin! S7( Data8ase *nte!ration


DupScout Ser-er pro-ides t+e a7ilit! to sa-e duplicate files reports to an S6L data7ase allowin one to <eep a +istor! of reports for future re-iew and anal!sis. In order to ena7le S6L data7ase export1 open a duplicate files searc+ command1 press t+e G8ptionsG 7utton1 select t+e G$lwa!s Sa-eG c+ec<7ox1 select t+e S6L data7ase report format and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

DupScout Ser-er exports S6L data7ase reports t+rou + t+e 8D:# data7ase interface1 w+ic+ s+ould 7e confi ured to operate properl!. In order to confi ure t+e 8D:# data7ase interface1 clic< on t+e G#onfi ure S6L Data7aseG lin< located on t+e main settin s pa e1 ena7le t+e 8D:# data7ase interface1 specif! t+e 8D:# data source1 8D:# user name and password to use to sa-e reports to t+e S6L data7ase.

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.22 DupScout Server ,o''and (ine Utilit+


In addition to t+e we797ased mana ement interface1 DupScout Ser-er pro-ides a command line utilit! allowin one to control one or more DupScout Ser-ers locall! or -ia t+e networ<. /+e DupScout command line utilit! is located in t+e ;ProductDir<C8in director!.

DupScout Server ,o''and (ine S+nta$>

dupscout 9server=s/ow=co''ands S+ows duplicate files searc+ commands confi ured in DupScout Ser-er.

dupscout 9server=start=co''and ;,o''and Na'e< Starts t+e specified duplicate files searc+ command.

dupscout 9server=stop=co''and ;,o''and Na'e< Stops t+e specified duplicate files searc+ command.

dupscout 9server=co''and=status ;,o''and Na'e< S+ows t+e current status of a duplicate files searc+ command.

dupscout 9server=co''and=errors ;,o''and Na'e< S+ows process errors for a duplicate files searc+ command.

dupscout 9server=delete=co''and ;,o''and Na'e< Deletes t+e specified duplicate files searc+ command.

dupscout 9server=e$port=reports 9reports=dir ;Director+< 'xports duplicate files reports to t+e specified director!.

dupscout 9server=i'port=reports 9reports=dir ;Director+< Imports duplicate files reports from t+e specified director!.

dupscout 9server=status S+ows t+e current DupScout Ser-er status.

dupscout 9server=de8u!=lo! S+ows t+e DupScout Ser-er de7u lo .

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Miscellaneous ,o''ands>

dupscout 9v S+ows t+e product maCor -ersion1 minor -ersion1 re-ision and 7uild date.

dupscout 9/elp /+is command s+ows t+e command line usa e information.

,o''and (ine Options>

9/ost ;1ost Na'e< Specifies t+e +ost name or an IP address of DupScout Ser-er to connect to. If not specified1 t+e command line utilit! will connect to t+e local +ost. 9port ;Port Nu'8er< Specifies t+e /#PEIP port to connect to. If not specified1 t+e command line utilit! will connect to t+e default DupScout Ser-er /#PEIP port *12". 9user ;User Na'e< Specifies a user name to lo in to DupScout Ser-er. If not specified1 t+e command line utilit! will lo in usin t+e default Rad'inR user name. 9password ;Password< Specifies a password to lo in to DupScout Ser-er. If not specified1 t+e command line utilit! will lo in usin t+e default Rad'inR password.

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.23 Updatin! DupScout Server


Flexense de-elops DupScout Ser-er usin a fast release c!cle wit+ minor product -ersions1 updates and 7u fixes released almost e-er! mont+ and maCor product -ersions released e-er! !ear. ;ew product -ersions and product updates are pu7lis+ed on t+e product we7 site and ma! 7e downloaded from t+e followin pa eD +ttpDEEwww.dupscout.comEdownloads.+tml.

Due to t+e fact t+at t+e product is especiall! desi ned for ser-ers runnin in production en-ironments w+ere sta7ilit! is a maCor decision factor1 DupScout Ser-er updates s+ould 7e manuall! installed 7! t+e user. In order to update an existin product installation1 download t+e latest product -ersion and Cust start t+e setup pro ram.

/+e DupScout Ser-er setup pro ram will properl! s+utdown t+e runnin DupScout ser-ice1 update t+e product and restart t+e DupScout ser-ice after finis+in t+e update procedure. $ll product confi uration files1 sa-ed duplicate files searc+ operations1 duplicate files reports and product re istration will remain -alid and t+ere is not+in to reconfi ure or mana e after t+e update.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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5e!isterin! DupScout Server

=it+in a couple of +ours after purc+asin a product license1 t+e customer will recei-e two e9 mail messa esD t+e first one confirmin t+e pa!ment and t+e second one containin an unloc< <e!1 w+ic+ s+ould 7e used to re ister t+e product. If !ou will not recei-e !our unloc< <e! wit+in 2& +ours1 please c+ec< !our spam 7ox and if t+e unloc< <e! is not in t+e spam 7ox contact our support teamD supportH@le$ense.co'.

If t+e computer w+ere DupScout Ser-er is installed on is connected to t+e Internet1 lo in to t+e DupScout ser-er Kdefault user name and passwordD ad'inEad'inL usin a standard we7 7rowser1 clic< on t+e G$7outG lin< located on t+e top menu 7ar1 press t+e G4e isterG 7utton1 enter !our name or !our compan! name1 enter t+e recei-ed unloc< <e! and press t+e G4e isterG 7utton.

If t+e computer is not connected to t+e Internet1 press t+e G0anual 4e istrationG 7utton1 export t+e product ID file and send t+e product ID file to re!isterHdupscout.co' as an attac+ment. =it+in a couple of +ours1 !ou will recei-e an unloc< file1 w+ic+ s+ould 7e imported in order to finis+ t+e re istration procedure.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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.25 DupScout Server O-M Version


Flexense pro-ides s!stem inte rators1 -alue9added distri7utors and I/ ser-ice pro-iders wit+ t+e a7ilit! to resell DupScout Ser-er andEor pro-ide ser-ices 7ased on t+e product under t+ird9 part! 7rand names. 4esellers and inte rators are pro-ided wit+ t+e a7ilit! to c+an e t+e product name1 t+e product we7 site address1 t+e product -endor name and t+e product -endor we7 site address.

In order to 7e a7le to set custom 8'0 product and -endor information1 t+e user needs to re ister t+e product usin a special 8'09'na7led unloc< <e!1 w+ic+ ma! 7e purc+ased on t+e product purc+ase pa e. 8nce t+e product is re istered usin an 8'0 unloc< <e!1 open t+e G$7outG pa e1 press t+e GSet 8'0 InfoG 7utton1 specif! !our custom 8'0 product and -endor information and press t+e GSa-eG 7utton.

#ustom 8'0 product and -endor information will 7e displa!ed on all pa es of t+e DupScout we797ased mana ement interface1 in all t!pes of reports enerated 7! t+e product and all notification '90ail messa es sent 7! DupScout Ser-er.

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5.1

#ppendi$
*nstallin! M+S7( Data8ase

DupScout )ltimate is capa7le of sa-in reports in an S6L data7ase. 4eports ma! 7e sa-ed manuall! or automaticall! usin t+e DupScout command line utilit! periodicall! executed 7! t+e =indows 7uilt9in tas< sc+eduler. In order to confi ure DupScout to use t+e 0!S6L data7ase1 t+e user needs to install followin two componentsD t+e 0!S6L Ser-er and t+e 0!S6L 8D:# connector. First of letJs install t+e 0!S6L Ser-er. Download t+e latest -ersion of t+e 0!S6L ser-er from 0!S6L we7 site and execute t+e setup pro ram to start t+e installation procedure. 8n setup t!pe pa e1 select t+e I/!picalJ setup t!pe and press t+e I;extJ 7utton. :! default1 setup will install t+e 0!S6L ser-er and a command line utilit!1 w+ic+ will 7e used to confi t+e 0!S6L ser-er. t+e all1 t+e t+e t+e ure

8n t+e next setup pa e1 select t+e I#onfi ure t+e 0!S6L Ser-er nowJ option and press t+e IFinis+J 7utton. /+e setup pro ram will open a 0!S6L confi uration wi5ard allowin one to confi ure 7asic ser-er settin s.

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8n t+e next setup pa e1 select t+e IDetailed #onfi urationJ option and press t+e I;extJ 7utton. /+e detailed confi uration mode is re?uired to confi ure t+e 0!S6L ser-er for maximum data7ase performance.

8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e ISer-er 0ac+ineJ option1 w+ic+ is t+e most 7alanced confi uration for t!pical DupScout wor<loads. If t+e ser-er is intended to process lar e -olumes of reports and is dedicated for DupScout1 select t+e IDedicated Ser-erJ confi uration option.

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8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e I;on9/ransactional Data7aseJ option. DupScout does not perform concurrent insert or modif! operations on t+e data7ase and a transactional data7ase is not re?uired. 0oreo-er1 confi urin t+e 0!S6L ser-er as a non9transactional data7ase will si nificantl! impro-e t+e performance of data7ase import operations.

8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e I0anual Settin J option and set t+e num7er of concurrent data7ase connections to 51 w+ic+ is t+e optimal num7er for t!pical DupScout installations.

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8n t+e next pa e1 ena7le /#PEIP networ<in and if t+e ser-er will 7e accessed from ot+er computers on t+e networ<1 add a firewall exception for t+e 0!S6L ser-er port. In eneral1 a sin le 0!S6L ser-er ma! 7e used to collect reports from multiple DupScout installations usin remote 8D:# connections.

8n t+e next pa e select an appropriate c+aracter set. :! default1 DupScout uses t+e )/F9( c+aracter set to store names of files and directories1 7ut if t+ere is no need to process )nicode file names1 t+is option ma! 7e set to t+e standard Latin1 c+aracter set.

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8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e IInstall as =indows Ser-iceJ option and select t+e IInclude :in Director! in =indows P$/.J option. /+e P$/. option will ena7le execution of t+e 0!S6L command line utilit! from an! location.

8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e I0odif! Securit! Settin sJ option and specif! a root password for t+e 0!S6L ser-er1 w+ic+ later will 7e used to confi ure re ular 0!S6L users.

/+atJs all. Press t+e I;extJ 7utton to finis+ t+e installation procedure.

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,on@i!urin! M+S7( Data8ase

/+e 0!S6L data7ase pro-ides t+e Im!s?lJ command line utilit!1 w+ic+ ma! 7e used to confi ure t+e data7ase and t+e user account to 7e used 7! DupScout.

In order to confi ure t+e 0!S6L data7ase1 open t+e command prompt window and t!pe t+e followin commandD '+sIl Ju root Jp /+is command will start t+e Im!s?lJ command line utilit! and lo in to t+e 0!S6L ser-er wit+ root permissions. /+e user will 7e as<ed to pro-ide t+e root password1 w+ic+ was specified durin t+e 0!S6L ser-er installation procedure. 8nce lo ed in1 t+e user needs to create a data7ase t+at will 7e used 7! DupScout to store reports. In order to do t+at1 t!pe t+e followin commandD

create data8ase dupscoutF

;ow1 add a user account t+at will 7e used 7! DupScout to su7mit reports to t+e data7ase. Sin le ?uotes are re?uired and s+ould 7e specified exactl! as displa!ed.

create user KdupscoutLHLlocal/ostL identi@ied 8+ KpasswordLF

;ow1 rant permissions to t+e user account usin t+e followin commandD

!rant all privile!es on M.M to KdupscoutLHLlocal/ostLF

Finall!1 flus+ user pri-ile es usin t+e followin command.

@lus/ privile!esF

/+atJs all. ;ow t+e 0!S6L ser-er is full! confi ured. In order to disconnect from t+e 0!S6L data7ase1 Cust t!pe IIuitJ in t+e command window.

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,on@i!urin! M+S7( OD?, Data Source

DupScout connects to t+e 0!S6L data7ase t+rou + t+e 8D:# interface. Download an appropriate -ersion of t+e 0!S6L 8D:# connector from t+e 0!S6L we7 site and execute t+e setup pro ram. /+ere are no critical confi uration options in t+e 0!S6L 8D:# connector installation procedure and t+e user can Cust press t+e I;extJ 7utton until t+e last pa e <eepin t+e default confi uration options.

$fter finis+ed installin 0!S6L 8D:# #onnector1 open t+e =indows control panel and select I$dministrati-e /ools Data Sources K8D:#LJ. 8n t+e 8D:# $dministrator window1 select t+e IS!stem DS;J ta7 and press t+e I$ddJ 7utton. 8n t+e next pa e1 select t+e I0!S6L 8D:# Dri-erJ and press t+e IFinis+J 7utton.

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8n t+e next pa e1 enter a new data source name1 w+ic+ will 7e used 7! DupScout to connect to t+e data7ase. Specif! t+e name of t+e +ost w+ere t+e 0!S6L ser-er is runnin on and enter t+e 0!S6L user name and password t+at s+ould 7e used 7! DupScout to connect to t+e data7ase. Finall!1 select t+e name of t+e data7ase t+at s+ould 7e used to store reports. $fter finis+ed specif!in all t+e re?uired information1 press t+e I/estJ 7utton to c+ec< t+e data7ase connection.

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,on@i!urin! DupScout Data8ase ,onnection

In order to confi ure DupScout to use t+e installed 0!S6L data7ase1 open t+e options dialo and select t+e IData7aseJ ta7. 'na7le t+e 8D:# interface and enter t+e name of t+e 8D:# data source1 t+e data7ase user name and password t+at were specified for t+e 8D:# data source. Finall!1 press t+e I2erif!J 7utton to c+ec< t+e DupScout data7ase connection.

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DupScout Duplicate Files Finder

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5.5

Supported Operatin! S+ste's

329?it Operatin! S+ste's =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows 2,,, 3P 2ista % ( Ser-er 2,,3 Ser-er 2,,( Ser-er 2,12

. 9?it Operatin! S+ste's =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows =indows 3P "&9:it 2ista "&9:it % "&9:it ( "&9:it Ser-er 2,,3 "&9:it Ser-er 2,,( "&9:it Ser-er 2,12 "&9:it

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S+ste' 5eIuire'ents

Mini'al S+ste' ,on@i!uration Supported 8peratin S!stem 1 >.5 or 7etter #P) 512 0: of s!stem memor! 25 0: of free dis< space

5eco''ended S+ste' ,on@i!uration Supported 8peratin S!stem 2S >.5 sin le9core or dual9core #P) 1 >: of s!stem memor! 25 0: of free dis< space

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