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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

DiskSorter
FILE CLASSIFICATION

User Manual

Version 6.1
Feb 2014

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DiskSorter File Classification

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Product Overview................................................................................................3 Disk orter Product Versions ...............................................................................! Usin" Deskto# Versions ......................................................................................6
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.& 3.) 3. 3.# 3.% 3.3 3.1( 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.1& 3.1) 3.1 3.1# 3.1% 3.13 3.2( 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.2& 3.2) 3.2 3.2# 3.2% 3.23 3.3( 3.31 3.32 Product Installation Procedure............................................................................................. Classif!in" Files in a Disk or Director! ..................................................................................# File Classification Plu"$ins...................................................................................................% File Classification Pie C'arts.............................................................................................. 1( *sin" File Cate"ories and File Filters .................................................................................. 11 *sin" +uilt$in File ,ana"ement -.erations ......................................................................... 13 /nal!0in" File Classification 1esults ................................................................................... 1) Sa2in" File Classification 1e.orts....................................................................................... 1 Customi0in" 45,L 1e.orts ............................................................................................... 1# 6x.ortin" PDF 1e.orts ..................................................................................................... 1% 6x.ortin" 1e.orts to an S7L Data8ase ............................................................................... 13 /nal!0in" 1e.orts from ,ulti.le 4osts................................................................................ 2( /nal!0in" File Cate"ories Per *ser ..................................................................................... 21 File Classification 4istor! C'arts ........................................................................................ 22 /utomatic 1e.ort ,ana"ement ......................................................................................... 23 Classif!in" ,ulti.le Disks or Directories.............................................................................. 2& Classif!in" 9etwork S'ares *sin" *9C Pat' 9ames ............................................................. 2& Classif!in" Files in -ne or ,ore Ser2ers ............................................................................. 2) Classif!in" Files in /ll Ser2ers on t'e 9etwork..................................................................... 2 Classif!in" S.ecific File 5!.es or File :rou.s....................................................................... 2# /d2anced File Classification -.tions................................................................................... 2% File Classification Performance -.tions............................................................................... 23 /utomaticall! -r"ani0in" Files on t'e Disk.......................................................................... 32 6xcludin" Su8directories from File Classification Process....................................................... 33 ,ana"in" File Classification Plu"ins.................................................................................... 3& ;indows S'ell Inte"ration ................................................................................................ 3) Sound 9otifications.......................................................................................................... 3 Customi0in" DiskSorter :*I /..lication ............................................................................. 3# *sin" DiskSorter :*I La!outs ........................................................................................... 3% *sin" Command Line *tilit! .............................................................................................. 33 Product *.date Procedure ................................................................................................ &1 Product 1e"istration Procedure ......................................................................................... &2

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DiskSorter Ser2er -2er2iew .............................................................................................. &3 Product Installation Procedure........................................................................................... && *sin" DiskSorter Ser2er Client :*I /..lication.................................................................... &) *sin" ;e8$+ased ,ana"ement Interface............................................................................ &% 7uick File Classification -.erations .................................................................................... &3 ,ana"in" File Classification Commands.............................................................................. )( File Classification 1esults.................................................................................................. )1 File Classification C'arts................................................................................................... )2 File Classification 1e.orts ................................................................................................. )3 /nal!0e Disk S.ace *sa"e Per 4ost ................................................................................... )) /nal!0e Disk S.ace *sa"e Per *ser ................................................................................... ) Periodic File Classification <o8s .......................................................................................... )# /nal!0in" File Classification 4istor! 5rends ......................................................................... )% File Classification 1ules .................................................................................................... )3 6xcludin" Directories from t'e File Classification Process ...................................................... ( *sin" DiskSorter Ser2er to /nal!0e 9etwork S'ares ............................................................ 1 Confi"urin" DiskSorter Ser2er ........................................................................................... 2 Confi"urin" Custom *ser 9ame and Password..................................................................... 2 Confi"urin" Custom Ser2er Ports ....................................................................................... 3 Confi"urin" 6$,ail 9otifications ......................................................................................... 3 Confi"urin" S7L Data8ase Inte"ration................................................................................ & DiskSorter Ser2er Command Line *tilit! ............................................................................. ) *.datin" DiskSorter Ser2er .............................................................................................. # 1e"isterin" DiskSorter Ser2er ........................................................................................... % DiskSorter Ser2er -6, =ersion ......................................................................................... 3 Installin" ,!S7L Data8ase ............................................................................................... #( Confi"urin" ,!S7L Data8ase ............................................................................................ #) Confi"urin" ,!S7L -D+C Data Source............................................................................... # Confi"urin" DiskSorter Data8ase Connection ...................................................................... ## Su..orted -.eratin" S!stems........................................................................................... #% S!stem 1e>uirements ...................................................................................................... #%

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

Product Overview

DiskSorter is a .owerful file classification solution allowin" one to classif! files in disks? directories? network s'ares and 9/S stora"e de2ices? sa2e file classification re.orts? ex.ort file classification results to an S7L data8ase? .erform ad2anced 'istor! trend anal!sis o.erations and multi.le t!.es of file mana"ement o.erations on cate"ories of files.

DiskSorter .ro2ides a num8er of 8uilt$in file classification .lu"ins ca.a8le of reco"ni0in" more t'an 3?((( t!.es of files and allowin" one to classif! files 8! t'e file t!.e? extension? user name? creation? last modification and last access dates? etc. *sers are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to "enerate 2arious t!.es of .ie c'arts? cate"ori0e and filter file classification results and sa2e file classification re.orts into a num8er of standard formats includin" 45,L? PDF? 6xcel CS=? @,L? text and t'e DiskSorter nati2e re.ort format.

I5 and stora"e administrators are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to su8mit file classification re.orts from multi.le ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices to a centrali0ed S7L data8ase and anal!0e disk s.ace usa"e 'istor! trends for one or more file cate"ories .er ser2er andAor .er user across t'e entire enter.rise.

DiskSorter File Classification

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In addition to t'e deskto. :*I a..lication? DiskSorter *ltimate and DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ide a command line utilit! allowin" one to .erform file classification o.erations? sa2e 2arious t!.es of file classification re.orts? ex.ort file classification results to an S7L data8ase and control one or more DiskSorter Ser2ers locall! or 2ia t'e network.

6nter.rise customers are .ro2ided wit' DiskSorter Ser2er? w'ic' runs in t'e 8ack"round as a ser2ice and allows one to .erform multi.le? .arallel file classification o.erations? sc'edule .eriodic file classification o.erations and .ro2ides ad2anced file classification ca.a8ilities o.timi0ed for ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices.

DiskSorter Ser2er ma! 8e controlled usin" a full$scale client :*I a..lication? w'ic' .ro2ides all features a2aila8le in t'e deskto. .roduct 2ersion and additional ca.a8ilities allowin" one to sc'edule .eriodic file classification o.erations and .erform multi.le$.arallel file classification o.erations on a num8er of ser2ers andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices. In addition to t'e client :*I a..lication? DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides a we8$8ased mana"ement interface allowin" one to control one or more DiskSorter Ser2ers usin" a re"ular we8 8rowser locall! or 2ia t'e network.

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Disk orter Product Versions


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Features ,aximum 9um8er of Files ,aximum /mount of Disk S.ace ,aximum 9um8er of In.ut Directories ,aximum 9um8er of Profiles Su..ort for *nicode File 9ames Su..ort for Lon" File 9ames Su..ort for *9C 9etwork Pat' 9ames +uilt$In File ,ana"ement -.erations Pie C'arts and +ars C'arts -.tion to Classif! S.ecific File 5!.es 45,L? 5ext and 6xcel CS= 1e.orts Co.! /CLs and Securit! /ttri8utes ,ulti$5'readed File Classification +uilt$In Data ;i.in" Ca.a8ilities Performance 5unin" -.tions D!namic S.eed Control /utomatic File -r"ani0in" Ca.a8ilities Custom File Classification Plu"ins S7L Data8ase Inte"ration File Cate"ories Per 4ost File Cate"ories Per *ser File Classification 4istor! C'arts Command Line *tilit! 1uns as a Ser2ice in t'e +ack"round Periodic File Classification -.erations DiskSorter Client :*I /..lication ;e8$+ased ,ana"ement Interface -6, Product =ersion (icense

D 5'e free .roduct 2ersion can 8e used for .ersonal .ur.oses onl!. DD Product features? .rices and license terms are su8Eect to c'an"e wit'out notice.

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Product *nstallation Procedure

DiskSorter is a2aila8le as a free download on our we8 site and on a lar"e num8er of software directories from around t'e world. 5o 8e sure !ou are "ettin" t'e latest .roduct 2ersion c'eck 'ereF 'tt.FAAwww.disksorter.comAdownloads.'tml DiskSorter is es.eciall! desi"ned to 8e as sim.le as .ossi8le. 5'e installation .rocedure is 2er! sim.le? re>uires no s.ecial knowled"e and ma! 8e com.leted in less t'an 3( seconds. 5'ere is no need for an! additional software. <ust download t'e DiskSorter installation .acka"e? run t'e setu. .ro"ram and !ou are done.

-n t'e G;elcomeG screen .ress t'e G9extG 8utton. 1ead t'e end$user license a"reement and .ress t'e GI /"reeG 8utton if !ou a"ree wit' t'e license terms or t'e GCancelG 8utton to sto. t'e installation .rocess.

Select t'e destination director!? .ress t'e GInstallG 8utton and wait for t'e installation .rocess to com.lete. 5'atGs all !ou need to do to install t'e DiskSorter file classification utilit! on !our com.uter.

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+lassi,-in" Files in a Disk or Director-

In order to classif! files located in one or more disks? directories or network s'ares? .ress t'e GClassif!G 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar? add directories or network s'ares t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed? select an a..ro.riate file classification .lu"$in and .ress t'e GClassif!G 8utton.

De.endin" on t'e num8er of files t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed? t'e file classification .rocess ma! take from a cou.le of seconds for t'ousands of files to a few minutes for lar"e file s!stems containin" millions of files. Durin" t'e file classification .rocess? DiskSorter will dis.la! t'e file classification results .re2iew? t'e total num8er of .rocessed files and t'e total amount of .rocessed disk s.ace. -nce t'e file classification .rocess is com.leted? DiskSorter will dis.la! a 'ierarc'! of file classes and cate"ories sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace. For eac' file class or file cate"or!? DiskSorter will s'ow t'e name of t'e cate"or!? t'e total num8er of files in t'e file cate"or! and all su8cate"ories and t'e total amount of t'e disk s.ace used 8! all files in t'e file cate"or! and all su8cate"ories.

In order to dis.la! a .ie c'art s'owin" t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace .er file cate"or!? .ress t'e GC'artsG 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar. In order to o.en a file cate"or!? click on t'e cate"or! item in t'e main file classification results 2iew. Select one or more cate"ories? classes andAor files and .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton to .erform a file mana"ement o.eration on t'e selected items. For exam.le? select a file cate"or!? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e GCo.! 5oG menu item to co.! all files related to t'e selected cate"or! to a director!.

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File +lassi,ication Plu".ins

DiskSorter classifies files usin" a num8er of 8uilt$in file classification .lu"$ins ca.a8le of reco"ni0in" more t'an 3?((( t!.es of files. 5'e default file classification .lu"$in cate"ori0es files into a lo"ical 'ierarc'! of file t!.es sorted 8! t'e amount of disk s.ace .er file cate"or!. In order to c'an"e t'e file classification .lu"$in used for a file classification o.eration? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? click on t'e file classification .lu"$ins com8o 8ox and select an a..ro.riate file classification .lu"$in.

DiskSorter classifies files? s'ows file classification results? sa2es re.orts and allows one to .erform file mana"ement o.erations on cate"ories of files accordin" to t'e currentl! selected file classification .lu"$in. For exam.le? t'e extension$8ased file classification .lu"$in 8uilds a 'ierarc'! of file extensions and s'ows t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of file for eac' file extension. /ll file classification re.orts will s'ow a list of file extensions and file mana"ement o.erations will 8e .erformed on one or more selected file extensions.

DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

/not'er useful file classification .lu"$in is t'e modification date file classification .lu"$in? w'ic' 8uilds a 'ierarc'! of modification dates and s'ows t'e amount of disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files t'at were last modified durin" eac' s.ecific .eriod of time. For date$8ased file classification .lu"ins? file classification re.orts will s'ow .eriods of time and file mana"ement o.erations will 8e .erformed on files t'at were last modified durin" a s.ecific .eriod of time.

I5 and stora"e administrators ma! 8e interested to dis.la! t'e amount of used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er user name? w'ic' ma! 8e done usin" t'e user$8ased file classification .lu"$in. 5'e user$8ased file classification .lu"$in 8uilds a 'ierarc'! of user names and s'ows t'e amount of disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er user.

,oreo2er? t'e second$le2el file filters .ro2ide t'e a8ilit! to s'ow t'e disk s.ace usa"e and t'e num8er of files .er user for a s.ecific t!.e of files or a file extension. For exam.le? classif! files usin" t'e user$8ased file classification .lu"$in? select t'e GClassif! +! 6xtensionG second$ le2el file filter and click on a file extension to dis.la! t'e amount of disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er user for t'e selected file extension.

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File +lassi,ication Pie +/arts

5'e DiskSorter file classification utilit! .ro2ides multi.le t!.es of .ie c'arts ca.a8le of s'owin" t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er class? cate"or!? extension? file t!.e? file si0e? user name? last access time? last modification time and creation time. In order to o.en t'e c'arts dialo"? .ress t'e GC'artsG 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar.

+! default? t'e c'arts dialo" s'ows t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er class for t'e currentl! dis.la!ed le2el in t'e class 'ierarc'! and t'e selected second$le2el file cate"or!. For exam.le? in order to o.en a c'art s'owin" t'e used disk s.ace .er last modification time? select t'e GCate"ori0e 8! ,odification 5imeG second$le2el file cate"or! and o.en t'e c'arts dialo".

In addition? t'e c'arts dialo" .ro2ides t'e user wit' t'e a8ilit! to co.! t'e dis.la!ed c'art ima"e to t'e cli.8oard allowin" one to easil! inte"rate DiskSorter c'arts into userGs documents and .resentations. In order to customi0e t'e c'artGs descri.tion? .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton and s.ecif! a custom c'art date? time or title.

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Usin" File +ate"ories and File Filters

In addition to t'e .rimar! file classification results? w'ic' are dis.la!ed in t'e to.$le2el 2iew? DiskSorter allows one cate"ori0e file classification results 8! t'e file extension? si0e? user name? creation? last modification and last access dates? etc. /fter finis'in" t'e file classification .rocess? DiskSorter .erforms automatic file cate"ori0ation and fills t'e 8ottom 2iew wit' t'e list of detected file cate"ories accordin" to t'e selected file cate"ori0ation mode.

+! default? DiskSorter cate"ori0es file classification results 8! t'e file extension and s'ows a list of file extensions sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace. For eac' cate"or!? DiskSorter s'ows t'e num8er of files? t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace and t'e .ercenta"e of t'e used disk s.ace relati2e to ot'er file cate"ories. *se t'e GCate"oriesG com8o 8ox to cate"ori0e files 8! t'e file si0e? user name? creation? last modification or last access dates.

5'e c'arts dialo" .ro2ides four different t!.es of c'arts includin"F t'e disk s.ace usa"e .er class? t'e num8er of files .er class? t'e disk s.ace usa"e .er cate"or! and t'e num8er of files .er cate"or!. 5'e disk s.ace usa"e .er cate"or! and t'e num8er of files .er cate"or! is dis.la!ed accordin" to t'e currentl! selected file cate"ori0ation mode. For exam.le? if t'e file cate"ori0ation mode is set to GCate"ori0e Files 8! ,odification DateG t'e c'arts dialo" will include two c'arts for t'e .rimar! file classification results and two c'arts for t'e second$le2el file cate"ories s'owin" t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files for different .eriods of time.

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DiskSorter File Classification

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-ne of t'e most .owerful features of DiskSorter is t'e a8ilit! to a..l! second$le2el file filters to file classification results. For exam.le? in order to see all files t'at were modified durin" t'e last two da!s? select t'e GCate"ori0e +! ,odification 5imeG file cate"ori0ation mode? select files t'at were modified !esterda! and toda!? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e G/..l! Selected FiltersG menu item.

DiskSorter will filter file classification results and s'ow a 'ierarc'! of files t'at were modified durin" t'e last two da!s. ;'en a file filter is acti2e? t'e .ie c'arts dialo" will dis.la! c'arts accordin" to t'e currentl! selected file filter.

,oreo2er? w'en a file filter is acti2e? 45,L? PDF? 6xcel CS= and text re.orts will include file cate"ories and files matc'in" t'e currentl! selected file filters allowin" one to "enerate different t!.es of files classification re.orts s'owin" disk s.ace usa"e .atterns from different .oints of 2iew.

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Usin" 0uilt.in File Mana"e'ent O#erations

DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e user wit' a num8er of file mana"ement o.erations suc' as file co.!? mo2e? com.ress and delete? w'ic' ma! 8e .erformed on one or more selected file cate"ories. For exam.le? in order to co.! all t!.es of ima"e files to a director!? select t'e GIma"es and Picture FilesG cate"or! in t'e file classification results 2iew? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e GCo.! 5o Director!G menu item.

-n t'e file co.! dialo"? enter a destination director! to co.! files related to t'e selected file cate"ories and .ress t'e GStartG 8utton. DiskSorter will recreate t'e selected 'ierarc'! of file cate"ories in t'e destination director! and co.! all files related to t'e selected file cate"ories to a..ro.riate su8directories in t'e destination director!.

In order to mo2e files related to a file cate"or! to anot'er location? select t'e file cate"or! in t'e file classification results 2iew? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e G,o2e 5o Director!G menu item. In addition? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to delete all files related to one or more selected file cate"ories. /not'er useful file mana"ement o.eration .ro2ided 8! DiskSorter is t'e a8ilit! to com.ress files related to one or more selected file cate"ories. DiskSorter uses t'e :H file com.ression met'od? w'ic' is a..lied to indi2idual files makin" it .ossi8le to selecti2el! com.ress s.ecific t!.es of files? w'ic' are usin" a si"nificant amount of disk s.ace. In addition to t'e in$.lace file com.ression o.eration? DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to co.! and com.ress files in t'e destination director! and mo2e and com.ress files in t'e destination director!.

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Sometimes? it ma! 8e re>uired to .erform file mana"ement o.erations on "rou.s of files matc'in" multi.le user$s.ecific criteria. For exam.le? letGs assume t'at t'e user needs to co.! all t!.es of documents t'at were modified !esterda! to anot'er director!. In order to .erform suc' an o.eration? classif! one or more disks or directories usin" t'e default file classification .lu"$in and select t'e GCate"ori0e +! ,odification 5imeG file cate"ori0ation mode.

-n t'e file cate"ories 2iew? select t'e GLast ,odified Cesterda!G item? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e G/..l! Selected FiltersG menu item. DiskSorter will filter file classification results and s'ow in t'e to.$le2el 2iew cate"ories of files t'at were modified !esterda!. 9ow? select t'e GDocumentsG file cate"or! in t'e file classification results 2iew? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e GCo.! 5o Director!G menu item.

;'en a file filter is acti2e? all file mana"ement o.erations suc' as file co.!? mo2e? com.ress andAor delete will 8e .erformed on files matc'in" t'e selected file filter. ,oreo2er? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to control ad2anced file co.!? file delete and data wi.in" o.tions for eac' s.ecific file mana"ement o.eration.

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$nal-1in" File +lassi,ication 2esults

5'e main cate"or! 2iew in t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication s'ows file classification results accordin" to t'e lo"ical 'ierarc'! of file cate"ories and classes as defined in t'e selected file classification .lu"$in. In addition? t'e DiskSorter file classification utilit! .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to anal!0e file classification results and s'ow were files related to one or more file cate"ories are .'!sicall! located in t'e disk and t'en dis.la! a 'ierarc'! of directories and files sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace.

,oreo2er? suc' an anal!sis ma! 8e .erformed on filtered file classification results s'owin" files matc'in" multi.le user$defined criteria. For exam.le? in order to see w'ere are located all documents t'at were last modified more t'en @ mont's a"o? a..l! an a..ro.riate modification time file filter? select t'e GDocumentsG file cate"or!? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e G/nal!0eG menu item.

5'e anal!sis results dialo" s'ows a 'ierarc'! of directories and files sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used stora"e s.ace. 5'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to .erform numerous file mana"ement o.erations includin" file co.!? mo2e and delete. In addition? DiskSorter allows one to ex.ort t'e anal!sis results to t'e 45,L? PDF? 6xcel CS=? text and @,L formats.

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avin" File +lassi,ication 2e#orts

DiskSorter Pro .ro2ides .ower com.uter users wit' t'e a8ilit! to ex.ort file classification re.orts to t'e 45,L? 6xcel CS= and text formats. In order to ex.ort a file classification re.ort? classif! one or more disks or directories and .ress t'e G1e.ortG 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar.

-n t'e G1e.ortG dialo" enter t'e re.ort title? s.ecif! t'e file name to sa2e t'e re.ort to and select one of t'e followin" re.ort formatsF 45,L? 6xcel CS= or /SCII text. +! default? DiskSorter will sa2e a file classification re.ort for t'e currentl! dis.la!ed file cate"or! or class.

In order to ex.ort a full re.ort containin" all cate"ories and file classes? select t'e GFull 1e.ortG o.tion on t'e ri"'t side of t'e re.ort format selector. Bee. in mind t'at file classification re.orts for lar"e file s!stems containin" millions of files ma! 8e 2er! lar"e and difficult to o.en usin" standard tools es.eciall! w'en ex.orted to t'e 45,L format. In order to reduce t'e si0e of t'e re.ort? .ress t'e G,ore -.tionsG 8utton to s'ow ad2anced re.ortin" o.tions and limit t'e re.ort to a s.ecific amount of nested le2els or files .er le2el.

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+usto'i1in" 56M( 2e#orts

I5 .rofessionals and s!stem administrators are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to customi0e 45,L re.orts "enerated 8! t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication and t'e command line file classification utilit!. In order to customi0e 45,L re.orts? o.en t'e G-.tionsG dialo"? select t'e G:eneralG ta8 and select t'e G*se Custom 45,L 1e.ort 4eader and FooterG o.tion.

9ow? na2i"ate to t'e GDiskSorterAtem.latesG director!? o.en t'e Gre.ortI'eader.'tmlG andAor t'e Gre.ortIfooter.'tmlG tem.late files usin" a standard text editor and s.ecif! custom CSS st!les? lo"os? etc. to 8e used in DiskSorter file classification 45,L re.orts.

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DiskSorter File Classification

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3.10 7%#ortin" PDF 2e#orts


DiskSorter Pro? DiskSorter *ltimate and DiskSorter Ser2er allow one to ex.ort file classification results to PDF re.orts. In addition to t'e information a2aila8le in ot'er re.ort formats? DiskSorter PDF re.orts include .ie c'arts s'owin" t'e num8er of files and t'e used disk s.ace .er file cate"or! accordin" to t'e currentl! selected file cate"ori0ation mode. If one or more file filters are selected? t'e file cate"ories .ie c'arts are followed wit' t'e list of selected file filters and t'en finis'ed wit' t'e file classification results.

In order to ex.ort a PDF re.ort? classif! files in one or more disks? directories or network s'ares and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar. -n t'e sa2e re.ort dialo"? select t'e PDF re.ort format? enter a re.ort title? enter t'e name of t'e file to sa2e t'e re.ort to and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton. +! default? DiskSorter ex.orts a s'ort re.ort s'owin" t'e currentl! 2iewed cate"or! wit' all files and u. to t'ree le2els of su8cate"ories. In order to ex.ort a full file classification re.ort? w'ic' ma! result in a 2er! lon" PDF document for lar"e file s!stems? select t'e GFull 1e.ortG ex.ort mode.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.11 7%#ortin" 2e#orts to an

8( Database

DiskSorter *ltimate .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to su8mit file classification re.orts into a centrali0ed S7L data8ase t'rou"' t'e -D+C data8ase interface. 1e.orts ma! 8e su8mitted to an S7L data8ase usin" t'e main :*I a..lication or t'e command line utilit!? w'ic' ma! 8e used to .erform .eriodic file classification o.erations on multi.le ser2ers or deskto. com.uters w'ile su8mittin" all re.orts to a centrali0ed S7L data8ase.

5'e re.ort data8ase dialo" dis.la!s re.orts t'at were su8mitted to t'e data8ase and allows one to searc' re.orts 8! t'e re.ort title? 'ost name? date or directories t'at were .rocessed. For eac' re.ort in t'e data8ase? DiskSorter dis.la!s t'e re.ort date? time? 'ost name? directories t'at were .rocessed? t'e amount of files and stora"e s.ace t'e re.ort refers to and t'e re.ort title. In order to o.en a re.ort? Eust click on t'e re.ort item in t'e re.ort data8ase dialo".

In order to connect DiskSorter to an S7L data8ase? t'e user is re>uired to define an -D+C data source in t'e com.uter w'ere DiskSorter is installed on and to s.ecif! t'e -D+C data source in t'e DiskSorter o.tions dialo". -.en t'e o.tions dialo"? select t'e GData8aseG ta8? ena8le t'e -D+C interface and s.ecif! a 2alid user name and .assword to connect DiskSorter to an S7L data8ase. In order to ex.ort a re.ort to an S7L data8ase? .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton on t'e results dialo" and select t'e GS7L Data8aseG format. In addition? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to use t'e command line utilit!? w'ic' is a2aila8le in DiskSorter *ltimate? to ex.ort re.orts to an S7L data8ase.

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DiskSorter File Classification

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3.12 $nal-1in" 2e#orts ,ro' Multi#le 5osts


DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to su8mit file classification re.orts from multi.le ser2ers and deskto. com.uters into a centrali0ed S7L data8ase? anal!0e file classification re.orts and dis.la! 2arious t!.es of c'arts s'owin" file cate"ories and disk s.ace usa"e .er 'ost allowin" one to "ain an in$de.t' 2isi8ilit! into disk s.ace usa"e .atterns across t'e entire enter.rise.

In order to anal!0e re.orts from multi.le 'osts? t'e user needs to connect DiskSorter to an S7L Data8ase? .erform file classification on multi.le 'osts usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication or t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! and su8mit re.orts from all 'osts to t'e S7L data8ase. -nce re.orts from all 'osts are in t'e data8ase? o.en t'e JData8aseK dialo" and .ress t'e J4ostsK 8utton to o.en t'e J4osts StatisticsK dialo".

disksorter .classi,- .dir 99server9s/are ./ost :5ost ;a'e< .save=to=database

5'e sim.lest wa! to su8mit re.orts from multi.le ser2ers or deskto. com.uters is to use t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! to classif! files on all t'e re>uired 'osts t'rou"' t'e network. In order to sim.lif! su8mission of re.orts to t'e S7L data8ase? t'e command line utilit! ma! 8e executed on t'e same 'ost w'ere t'e S7L data8ase is installed on. In t'is case? t'e user needs to s.ecif! one or more network s'ares to 8e .rocessed and t'e 'ost name to 8e set for eac' re.ort.

disksorter .classi,- .dir :(ocal Director-< .save=re#ort :File ;a'e<

/not'er o.tion is to execute t'e command line utilit! on eac' s.ecific 'ost? sa2e file classification re.orts and later su8mit re.ort files from all 'osts to t'e S7L data8ase usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication. In t'is case? t'ere is no need to set t'e 'ost name? w'ic' will 8e set automaticall! to t'e name of t'e 'ost t'e command line utilit! is executed on.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.13 $nal-1in" File +ate"ories Per User


DiskSorter allows one to su8mit file classification re.orts from multi.le ser2ers and deskto. com.uters into a centrali0ed S7L data8ase? anal!0e file classification re.orts and dis.la! 2arious t!.es of c'arts s'owin" file cate"ories and disk s.ace usa"e .er user.

*'#ortant> +! default? .rocessin" and dis.la! of user names is disa8led. In order to 8e a8le to see user names? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? select t'e G:eneralG ta8 and ena8le t'is o.tion.

In order to anal!0e file cate"ories .er user? connect DiskSorter to an S7L Data8ase? .erform file classification on one or more 'osts usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication or t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! and su8mit re.orts from all 'osts to t'e S7L data8ase. -nce re.orts from all 'osts are in t'e data8ase? o.en t'e JData8aseK dialo" and .ress t'e J*sersK 8utton to o.en t'e J*sers StatisticsK dialo". disksorter .classi,- .dir 99server9s/are .save=to=database .s/ow=users 5'e sim.lest wa! to su8mit re.orts from multi.le ser2ers or deskto. com.uters is to use t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! to classif! files on all t'e re>uired 'osts t'rou"' t'e network. In order to sim.lif! su8mission of re.orts to t'e S7L data8ase? t'e command line utilit! ma! 8e executed on t'e same 'ost w'ere t'e S7L data8ase is installed on. In t'is case? t'e user needs to s.ecif! one or more network s'ares to 8e .rocessed and t'e 'ost name to 8e set for eac' re.ort.

disksorter .classi,- .dir :Director-< .save=re#ort :File ;a'e< .s/ow=users

/not'er o.tion is to execute t'e command line utilit! on eac' s.ecific 'ost? sa2e file classification re.orts and later su8mit re.ort files from all 'osts to t'e S7L data8ase usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication. In t'is case? t'ere is no need to set t'e 'ost name? w'ic' will 8e set automaticall! to t'e name of t'e 'ost t'e command line utilit! is executed on.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.14 File +lassi,ication 5istor- +/arts


I5 and stora"e administrators are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to dis.la! 'istor! c'arts s'owin" 'ow t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er files in a user$selected file cate"or! or file class are c'an"in" o2er time in one or more ser2ers or deskto. com.uters.

In order to dis.la! a 'istor! c'art? sa2e a series of re.orts to an S7L data8ase? o.en t'e S7L re.orts dialo" and .ress t'e G4istor!G 8utton. / series of re.orts ma! 8e ex.orted to an S7L data8ase manuall! usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication or automaticall! usin" t'e DiskSorter command line utilit!.

disksorter .classi,- .dir :(ocal Director-< .save=to=database

5'e DiskSorter command line utilit! allows one to classif! and cate"ori0e files in one or more disks or directories and sa2e a re.ort to an S7L data8ase. In order to "enerate re.orts for multi.le ser2ers or deskto. com.uters t'rou"' t'e network? t'e user needs to s.ecif! one or more network s'ares t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed usin" t'e *9C notation and set an a..ro.riate 'ost name for eac' re.ort sa2ed to t'e data8ase.

disksorter .classi,- .dir 99server9s/are ./ost :5ost ;a'e< .save=to=database

Finall!? t'e command line utilit! ma! 8e used in conEunction wit' t'e standard ;indows task sc'eduler to .eriodicall! classif! files in one or more ser2ers or deskto. com.uters? sa2e re.orts to a centrali0ed S7L data8ase and "enerate 'istor! c'arts s'owin" 'ow t'e used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files in a user$selected file cate"or! are c'an"in" o2er time. 5'e 'istor! c'arts dialo" dis.la!s t'e list of a2aila8le c'arts? t'e list of 'ost com.uters w'ere t'e c'arts were "enerated on and extended statistical information for eac' c'art. 5'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to filter c'arts 8! t'e 'ost name? location? re.ort la8el? etc. allowin" one to select an a..ro.riate 'istor! c'art. In addition? t'e c'arts dialo" allows one to c'an"e t'e c'artGs title and footer? ex.ort t'e c'artGs ima"e to t'e cli.8oard makin" it 2er! eas! to inte"rate DiskSorter 'istor! c'arts in userGs custom re.orts and .resentations.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.1! $uto'atic 2e#ort Mana"e'ent


DiskSorter allows one to kee. a user$s.ecified num8er of re.orts in t'e re.orts director! or t'e re.orts S7L data8ase w'ile automaticall! deletin" old re.orts and freein" u. t'e disk s.ace. 5'ese features are es.eciall! useful for full! automated file classification o.erations w'en t'e user needs to kee. a 'istor! of re.ort files in a re.orts director! or a 'istor! of re.orts in an S7L data8ase.

+! default? DiskSorter kee.s last 1(( re.orts in t'e re.orts director! or t'e S7L data8ase. In order to ena8le automatic re.ort mana"ement? o.en t'e G-.tionsG dialo"? select t'e G1e.ortsG ta8 and c'an"e t'e G1e.ort FilesG or G1e.ort Data8aseG o.tions to a..ro.riate 2alues. 5'e G?ee# in 2e#orts Director-G o.tion is a..lica8le to 45,L? PDF? text? 6xcel CS=? @,L and DiskSorter nati2e re.orts sa2ed to a re.orts director! or to t'e userGs 'ome director! usin" t'e DiskSorter command line utilit!. /fter sa2in" eac' new re.ort file? DiskSorter will c'eck if t'ere are too man! re.ort files of t'e same t!.e L45,L? PDF? @,L? CS=? etc.M in t'e re.orts director! and delete old re.orts accordin" to t'e user$s.ecified confi"uration. 5'e G?ee# in 8( DatabaseG o.tion is a..lica8le to re.orts su8mitted to an S7L data8ase usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication or t'e DiskSorter command line utilit!. /fter sa2in" eac' new re.ort to t'e S7L data8ase? DiskSorter will c'eck if t'ere are too man! re.orts from t'e same 'ost com.uter? for t'e same set of disks or directories and delete old re.orts accordin" to t'e user$s.ecified confi"uration. For exam.le? if re.orts from two different ser2ers are su8mitted to t'e same S7L data8ase? DiskSorter will kee. in t'e data8ase t'e last @ re.orts for eac' ser2er. 5'e G7%cel + V 2e#orts Deli'iterG o.tion allows one to customi0e t'e field delimiter c'aracter used in 6xcel CS= re.orts. 5'e comma c'aracter normall! used as t'e CS= re.orts field delimiter is a 2alid file name c'aracter and t'erefore file names containin" t'e comma c'aracter will s.an multi.le fields in 6xcel datas'eets. In order to .ro.erl! ex.ort file names containin" t'e comma c'aracter to an 6xcel datas'eet? t'e CS= re.orts delimiter c'aracter s'ould 8e c'an"ed to t'e 5a8 c'aracter? w'ic' cannot 8e used in file names. 5'e G ave File +ate"oriesG o.tion allows one to ena8leAdisa8le ex.ortin" of file cate"ories to 45,L? PDF? text? 6xcel CS= and @,L re.orts. Second$le2el file cate"ories are a2aila8le w'en re.orts are sa2ed usin" t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication manuall!. /utomaticall! "enerated re.orts or re.orts sa2ed usin" t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! are alwa!s sa2ed wit'out file cate"ories. ;'en t'e GSa2e File Cate"oriesG o.tion is ena8led? DiskSorter :*I a..lication will sa2e second$le2el file cate"ories to 45,L? PDF? text? 6xcel CS= and @,L re.orts. 5'e G ave +o'#ressed 2e#ort FilesG o.tion allows one to sa2e automaticall! "enerated 45,L? text? 6xcel CS= and @,L re.orts as :H com.ressed arc'i2e files.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.16 +lassi,-in" Multi#le Disks or Directories


DiskSorter is ca.a8le of classif!in" files in a num8er of disks? directories or network s'ares simultaneousl!. In order to classif! files in multi.le locations? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton located on t'e ri"'t side of t'e list of file classification locations and add all t'e disks? directories andAor network s'ares t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed.

Durin" runtime? DiskSorter will .rocess t'e s.ecified disks? directories and network s'ares in .arallel usin" a num8er of CP*s andAor CP*$cores accordin" to t'e confi"uration s.ecified on t'e ad2anced file classification o.tions dialo".

3.1& +lassi,-in" ;etwork

/ares Usin" U;+ Pat/ ;a'es

In order to sim.lif! t'e file classification .rocess for networked com.uters andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices? DiskSorter allows one to s.ecif! directories t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed usin" *9C .at' names wit'out mountin" eac' network s'are as a local disk.

;'en workin" wit' *9C .at' names? it is im.ortant to kee. in mind t'at all file mana"ement o.erations suc' as co.!? mo2e and delete will 8e .erformed usin" *9C .at' names and t'e user s'ould 'a2e a..ro.riate .ermissions on eac' s.ecific network s'are andAor 9/S stora"e de2ice.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.13 +lassi,-in" Files in One or More

ervers

DiskSorter allows one to classif! files in all network s'ares of one or more ser2ers or 9/S stora"e de2ices on t'e network. In order to classif! files in one or more ser2ers? o.en t'e file classification dialo"? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton located on t'e ri"'t side of t'e list of file classification locations? select t'e GSer2ers or 9/S De2icesG mode and enter one or more 'ost names or IP addresses se.arated 8! t'e semicolon LNM c'aracter.

DiskSorter will scan t'e network and s'ow a list of network s'ares detected in t'e s.ecified ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices allowin" one to select one or more network s'ares t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed. In order to 8e a8le to use t'is feature? t'e user needs to 'a2e .ermissions to access network s'ares.

5'e network s'ares scannin" o.eration ma! 8e .erformed multi.le times for different ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices and an unlimited num8er of network s'ares from different ser2ers ma! 8e added to t'e file classification o.eration. Durin" runtime? DiskSorter will classif! files in all t'e s.ecified network s'ares in .arallel usin" all CP*s andAor CP*$cores a2aila8le in t'e 'ost com.uter DiskSorter is runnin" on.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.14 +lassi,-in" Files in $ll

ervers on t/e ;etwork

/not'er o.tion is to classif! and cate"ori0e files in all ser2ers andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices a2aila8le on t'e network. In order to classif! files in all ser2ers on t'e network? o.en t'e file classification dialo"? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton located on t'e ri"'t side of t'e list of file classification locations? select t'e G/ll Ser2ers on t'e 9etworkG mode and .ress t'e G-kG 8utton.

DiskSorter will scan t'e network and s'ow a list of ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices detected on t'e network. Select one or more ser2ers or 9/S stora"e de2ices to classif! in and .ress t'e G-kG 8utton.

DiskSorter will scan t'e selected ser2ers and s'ow a list of network s'ares detected in t'e ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices allowin" one to select one or more network s'ares t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed. Durin" runtime? DiskSorter will .rocess t'e selected network s'ares in .arallel usin" all CP*s a2aila8le in t'e 'ost com.uter DiskSorter is runnin" on. In order to 8e a8le to use t'is feature? t'e user needs to 'a2e .ermissions to access network s'ares.

DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.20 +lassi,-in"

#eci,ic File 6-#es or File @rou#s

DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e user wit' t'e a8ilit! to classif! s.ecific t!.es of files or file "rou.s accordin" to t'e s.ecified file matc'in" rules. For exam.le? t'e user ma! classif! files wit' t'e file si0e more t'an 1( ,+ t'at were last modified durin" a s.ecified .eriod of time.

In order to add one or more file matc'in" rules? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? select t'e G1ulesG ta8 and .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton. -n t'e G1ulesG dialo" select an a..ro.riate rule t!.e and s.ecif! all t'e re>uired .arameters.

Durin" t'e file classification .rocess? DiskSorter will .rocess in.ut directories and a..l! t'e s.ecified file matc'in" rules to all t'e existin" files. Files not matc'in" t'e s.ecified rules will 8e ski..ed from t'e file classification .rocess and t'e file classification results will contain t'e user$selected files onl!.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.21 $dvanced File +lassi,ication O#tions


+! default? DiskSorter .erforms file classification usin" "eneric settin"s? w'ic' s'ould 8e a..ro.riate for most users. In addition? I5 and stora"e administrators are .ro2ided wit' a num8er of ad2anced confi"uration o.tions allowin" one to customi0e t'e file classification .rocess for user s.ecific needs and 'ardware confi"urations.

In order to customi0e t'e file classification .rocess? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo" and .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton. 5'e G:eneralG file classification o.tions ta8 allows one to control t'e default re.ort title? t'e maximum num8er of re.ort le2els? t'e maximum num8er of files .er class? t'e results sortin" mode and .ro2ides an o.tion to s'ow files user names.

5'e G/d2ancedG file classification o.tions ta8 .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to control t'e maximum num8er of .arallel director! scannin" t'reads? t'e num8er of .arallel file classification t'reads? t'e s.eed of t'e file classification .rocess and t'e disk s.ace countin" mode. In addition? t'e G/d2ancedG file classification o.tions ta8 allows one to automaticall! "enerate file classification re.orts in a user$s.ecified director!.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

3.22 File +lassi,ication Per,or'ance O#tions


DiskSorter is o.timi0ed for modern multi$core and multi$CP* s!stems and is ca.a8le of .aralleli0in" t'e file classification .rocess to multi.le CP*s in order to increase t'e s.eed of file classification o.erations. DiskSorter .ro2ides a num8er of .erformance o.timi0ation o.tions allowin" one to control 'ow man! .arallel t'reads s'ould 8e used to scan directories and 'ow man! .arallel t'reads s'ould 8e used to classif! files.

In order to customi0e file classification .erformance o.tions? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton and select t'e G/d2ancedG ta8. 5'e G,ax Dir Scan 5'readsG o.tion sets t'e maximum num8er of .arallel t'reads to use to scan in.ut disks? directories andAor network s'ares. 5'is o.tion is es.eciall! useful w'en .rocessin" a lar"e num8er of network s'ares allowin" one to miti"ate t'e network latenc! and slowl! res.ondin" ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices. 5'e GProcessin" 5'readsG o.tion sets t'e num8er of .arallel file classification t'reads to use to classif! files.

/not'er o.tion 2er! si"nificantl! im.actin" t'e .erformance of file classification o.erations is t'e GS'ow Files *ser 9amesG o.tion? w'ic' is located on t'e G:eneralG ta8 of t'e file classification .rofile o.tions dialo". ;'en t'is o.tion is ena8led? DiskSorter in>uires user names for all .rocessed files and sa2es files user names in t'e file classification re.ort allowin" one to s'ow file classification statistics .er user. 5'e o.eration of in>uirin" a user name for a file is a relati2el! slow o.eration es.eciall! w'en .erformed o2er t'e network and due to .erformance considerations t'is o.tion is disa8led 8! default. If t'e user needs to ena8le t'is o.tion? it is 'i"'l! recommended to confi"ure t'e file classification o.eration to use at least & .arallel file classification t'reads e2en on sin"le$core or dual$core s!stems.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

5'e .erformance of file classification o.erations 'i"'l! de.ends on t'e t!.e of t'e stora"e de2ice? t'e num8er of a2aila8le CP*s and t'e s.eed on t'e network for file classification o.erations .erformed o2er t'e network. For exam.le? w'en classif!in" files located on a local SSD disk Lwit'out in>uirin" files user namesM? t'e .erformance of file classification o.erations can reac' u. to )(?((( files .er second. /s it is s'ow on t'e exam.le .erformance "ra.'? t'e maximum file classification .erformance is reac'ed wit' & .arallel file classification t'reads.

-n t'e ot'er 'and? w'en t'e same file classification o.eration is .erformed wit' t'e GS'ow Files *ser 9amesG o.tion ena8led? t'e sin"le$CP* .erformance dro.s si"nificantl! from 31?)(( FilesASec to &?3(( FilesASec w'ile t'e multi$CP* .erformance continues to scale 2er! well u. to % .arallel file classifications t'reads and reac'es 23?((( FilesASec w'en all % CP*s are used to classif! files in .arallel.

/lmost t'e same le2el of multi$t'readed .erformance scalin" is dis.la!ed w'en classif!in" files wit' t'e o.tion to s'ow files user names ena8led on a s!stem wit' a small num8er of .'!sical CP* cores. In "eneral? t'e o.eration of in>uirin" a user name for a file does not re>uire an! CP* resources and for eac' .rocessed file DiskSorter Eust waits for t'e o.eratin" s!stem to return a user name makin" it 'i"'l! scala8le to use a lar"e num8er of .arallel .rocessin" t'reads to in>uire user names for a num8er of files simultaneousl!.

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DiskSorter File Classification

Flexense Ltd.

From t'e .erformance .oint of 2iew? classif!in" files located on multi.le network s'ares o2er t'e network is a sli"'tl! different o.eration? w'ic' de.ends on t'e num8er of .rocessed network s'ares? t'e s.eed and t'e latenc! of t'e network and t'e t!.e of .rocessed stora"e de2ices. For exam.le? w'en classif!in" files o2er a 'i"'$s.eed? low latenc! local network? t'e .erformance of file classification o.erations scales from ?2)( FilesASec for a sin"le network s'are classified usin" a sin"le CP* to 23?%(( FilesASec w'en & network s'ares are .rocessed simultaneousl! usin" % .arallel file classification t'reads.

In suc' a confi"uration? t'e .erformance of file classification o.erations 'i"'l! de.ends on t'e num8er of .arallel t'reads used to scan network s'ares and t'e num8er of .arallel t'reads used to classif! files. For 'i"'$s.eed? low latenc! networks? t'e num8er of .arallel t'reads used to scan directories s'ould 8e e>ual to t'e num8er of .arallel file classification t'reads. For slow? 'i"'$latenc! networks? it is .ossi8le to reac' a 'i"' file classification s.eed w'en classif!in" a lar"e num8er of network s'ares simultaneousl! and usin" a lar"e num8er of .arallel director! scannin" t'reads.

;'en t'e same file classification o.eration is .erformed wit' t'e o.tion to s'ow files user names ena8led? t'e .erformance of t'e file classification o.eration dro.s dramaticall! to Eust 1)( FilesASec for a sin"le$t'readed o.eration and scales u. to 1?13 FilesASec w'en files are classified usin" % .arallel file classification t'reads. In t'is case? t'e .erformance 8ottleneck is definitel! t'e o.eration of in>uirin" a user name for a file o2er t'e network and in order to increase t'e .erformance of suc' o.erations it is recommended to use a lar"e num8er of .arallel .rocessin" t'reads to in>uire user names for a num8er of files simultaneousl!.

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3.23 $uto'aticall- Or"ani1in" Files on t/e Disk


In addition to t'e a8ilit! to classif! files? DiskSorter *ltimate and DiskSorter Ser2er allow one to .'!sicall! reor"ani0e files on t'e disk and 8uild a lo"ical file 'ierarc'! accordin" to t'e selected file classification .lu"$in. 5'e sim.lest wa! to 8uild a file 'ierarc'! on t'e disk is to construct a lo"ical 'ierarc'! of directories re.resentin" file cate"ories? su8cate"ories and file classes .o.ulated wit' links .ointin" to files in t'e .rocessed file s!stem.

In order to 8uild a lo"ical 'ierarc'! of files on t'e disk? classif! one or more directories? select t'e re>uired file cate"ories in t'e cate"or! 2iew? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton? select t'e GLink Cate"oriesG menu item and enter t'e destination director! w'ere t'e file 'ierarc'! s'ould 8e constructed in. DiskSorter will reconstruct t'e file 'ierarc'! in t'e s.ecified destination director! and .o.ulate it wit' links .ointin" to files in t'e .rocessed file s!stem. 9ow? it will 8e .ossi8le to na2i"ate t'e lo"ical file 'ierarc'! usin" a re"ular file mana"er a..lication. +! default? DiskSorter Eust dis.la!s file classification results in t'e cate"or! 2iew allowin" t'e user to manuall! .erform file mana"ement o.erations on s.ecific files or file cate"ories. Sometimes? users ma! need to automate t'e file classification .rocess and to .erform automatic file classification o.erations? on$t'e$fl!? wit'out s'owin" t'e file classification results.

DiskSorter *ltimate .ro2ides t'e followin" automatic file classification modesF +lassi,- and 0uild (inks 5ierarc/- *n $ select t'is o.tion and s.ecif! a destination director! to construct an or"ani0ed 'ierarc'! of directories and .o.ulate it wit' links to ori"inal files accordin" to file classification results. +lassi,- and +o#- File 5ierarc/- 6o $ selects t'is o.tion and s.ecif! a destination director! to construct an or"ani0ed 'ierarc'! of directories and .o.ulate it wit' co.ies of ori"inal files accordin" to file classification results. +lassi,- and Move File 5ierarc/- 6o $ select t'is o.tion and s.ecif! a destination director! to construct an or"ani0ed 'ierarc'! of directories and mo2e all classified files into t'at 'ierarc'! accordin" to file classification results. Move Files 6o and (ink Ori"inals $ select t'is o.tion and s.ecif! a destination director! to construct an or"ani0ed 'ierarc'! of directories and mo2e all classified files into t'at 'ierarc'! accordin" to t'e selected file classification .lu"$in w'ile re.lacin" ori"inal files wit' links .ointin" to classified files in t'e s.ecified destination director!. 7%ecute +usto' +o''and $ select t'is o.tion and s.ecif! a custom command or a scri.t file to 8e executed for eac' classified file. For eac' classified file? DiskSorter will execute t'e s.ecified custom command and .ass t'e full name of t'e file and t'e full class name as t'e first and t'e second command line ar"uments res.ecti2el!.

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3.24 7%cludin"

ubdirectories ,ro' File +lassi,ication Process

Sometimes? it ma! 8e re>uired to exclude one or more su8directories from t'e file classification .rocess. For exam.le? if !ou need to classif! files stored on a disk excludin" one or two s.ecial directories? !ou ma! s.ecif! t'e w'ole disk as an in.ut director! and add t'e directories t'at s'ould 8e ski..ed to t'e exclude list.

In order to add one or more directories to t'e exclude list? o.en t'e file classification .rofile dialo"? .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton? select t'e G6xcludeG ta8 and .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton. /ll files and su8directories located in t'e s.ecified exclude director! will 8e excluded from t'e file classification .rocess. In addition? ad2anced users are .ro2ided wit' a num8er of exclude directories macro commands allowin" one to exclude multi.le directories usin" a sin"le macro command. DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e followin" exclude directories macro commandsF )07@*; :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories 8e"innin" wit' t'e s.ecified text strin". )+O;6$*; :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories containin" t'e s.ecified text strin". )7;D :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories endin" wit' t'e s.ecified text strin". )27@7A :2e"ular 7%#ression< $ t'is macro command excludes directories matc'in" t'e s.ecified re"ular ex.ression.

For exam.le? t'e exclude macro command GOC-95/I9S 5em.orar! FilesG will exclude all directories wit' G5em.orar! FilesG at an! .lace in t'e full director! .at' and t'e exclude macro command GO16:6@ P.L5,PQ56,PMOG will exclude directories endin" wit' G.5,PG or G.56,PG.

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3.2! Mana"in" File +lassi,ication Plu"ins


/ standard DiskSorter installation includes t'e GDefault File Classification Plu"$inG? w'ic' is ca.a8le of reco"ni0in" more t'an 3?((( of t'e most .o.ular file t!.es and formats and allows one to or"ani0e t'em into a lo"ical file 'ierarc'!. In addition? a num8er of ad2anced file classification .lu"$ins are a2aila8le for re"istered users of DiskSorter *ltimate and DiskSorter Ser2er.

Finall!? DiskSorter *ltimate allows one to add custom @,L file classification .lu"ins desi"ned accordin" to t'e DiskSorter @,L format s.ecification. In order add a custom @,L .lu"$in? select menu G5ools $ ,ana"e Plu"ins ...G? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton and select t'e @,L .lu"$in file t'at s'ould 8e added to t'e .roduct confi"uration.

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3.26 Bindows

/ell *nte"ration

DiskSorter .ro2ides ;indows s'ell inte"ration ca.a8ilities allowin" one to classif! files directl! from t'e ;indows 6x.lorer a..lication. In order to classif! files in one or more disks or directories? select t'e re>uired disks or directories in t'e ;indows 6x.lorer a..lication? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e GDiskSorter $ Classif! FilesG menu item.

In most cases? t'e ;indows s'ell extension is a 2er! useful feature? 8ut sometimes? w'en t'e user 'a2e too man! installed s'ell extensions? t'e ;indows context menu ma! 8ecome too cluttered. In order to remo2e t'e DiskSorter entr! from t'e ;indows context menu? o.en t'e o.tions dialo"? select t'e G:eneralG ta8 and disa8le t'e ;indows s'ell extension.

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3.2&

ound ;oti,ications

DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to .la! notification sounds w'en a file classification o.eration is started? com.leted or failed. In addition? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to ena8le? disa8le or customi0e all t!.es of sound notifications.

In order to o.en t'e G9otification SoundsG dialo"? select t'e G5ools $ 9otification SoundsG menu item. 5'e G9otifications SoundsG dialo" s'ows all t'e a2aila8le sound notifications and allows one to ena8le or disa8le s.ecific sound notifications.

In order to select a custom notification sound file? click on a notification sound item in t'e sounds list and select a custom ;/= file. In order to .la! a notification sound? select t'e re>uired notification sound in t'e sounds list and .ress t'e GPla!G 8utton.

DiskSorter File Classification

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3.23 +usto'i1in" Disk orter @U* $##lication


Select t'e G5ools $ /d2anced -.tionsG menu item to o.en t'e o.tions dialo".

5'e G@eneralG ta8 allows one to control t'e followin" o.tionsF S'ow ,ain 5ool8ar $ 6na8lesADisa8les t'e main tool8ar /lwa!s S'ow Profile Dialo" +efore Start $ Instructs DiskSorter to alwa!s s'ow t'e .rofile dialo" 8efore startin" t'e file classification .rocess. /uto$Close Successfull! Com.leted 5asks $ select t'is o.tion to automaticall! close t'e .rocess dialo" after finis'in" t'e file classification .rocess. /utomaticall! C'eck For Product *.dates $ select t'is o.tion to instruct DiskSorter to automaticall! c'eck for a2aila8le .roduct u.dates. S'ow Scannin" /ccess Denied 6rrors $ select t'is o.tion to see error messa"es w'en DiskSorter is .re2ented to scan files in a director!. Process S!stem Files $ select t'is o.tion to classif! s!stem files and directories. /8ort -.eration -n Critical 6rrors $ 8! default DiskSorter is tr!in" to .rocess as man! files as .ossi8le lo""in" non$fatal errors in a .rocess lo". Select t'is o.tion to instruct DiskSorter to a8ort o.eration w'en encounterin" a critical error.

5'e G /ortcutsG ta8 .ro2ides t'e user wit' t'e a8ilit! to customi0e ke!8oard s'ortcuts. Click on a s'ortcut item to edit t'e currentl! assi"ned ke! se>uence. Press t'e GDefault S'ortcutsG 8utton to reset all ke!8oard s'ortcuts to default 2alues.

5'e GPro%-G ta8 .ro2ides t'e user wit' t'e a8ilit! to confi"ure t'e 455P .rox! settin"s. DiskSorter uses t'e 455P .rotocol in order to in>uire w'et'er t'ere is a new .roduct 2ersion a2aila8le on t'e we8 site.

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3.24 Usin" Disk orter @U* (a-outs


In order to im.ro2e :*I usa8ilit!? t'e DiskSorter main :*I a..lication .ro2ides t'ree user$ selecta8le :*I la!outs. Press t'e GLa!outsG 8utton to switc' t'e :*I a..lication to t'e next :*I la!out.

5'e first LdefaultM :*I la!out dis.la!s lar"e tool8ar 8uttons wit' descri.ti2e text la8els under eac' 8utton and s'ows t'e directories entr! and t'e .rofiles com8o 8ox under t'e main tool8ar.

5'e second :*I la!out dis.la!s small tool8ar 8uttons wit' descri.ti2e text la8els 8eside eac' 8utton and s'ows t'e directories entr! and t'e .rofiles com8o 8ox under t'e main tool8ar. 5'e t'ird :*I la!out dis.la!s small tool8ar 8uttons wit'out descri.ti2e text la8els and s'ows t'e directories entr! and t'e .rofiles com8o 8ox as a sin"le tool8ar.

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3.30 Usin" +o''and (ine UtilitIn addition to t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication? DiskSorter *ltimate and DiskSorter Ser2er include a command line utilit! allowin" one to execute file classification o.erations from an -S s'ell window. 5'e DiskSorter command line utilit! .ro2ides I5 and stora"e administrators wit' t'e a8ilit! to inte"rate file classification ca.a8ilities into 8atc' files and s'ell scri.ts. 5'e DiskSorter command line tool is located in t'e J:ProductDir<CbinK director!.

+o''and (ine

-nta%>

disksorter .e%ecute :Pro,ile ;a'e< 5'is command executes t'e s.ecified file classification .rofile.

disksorter .classi,- .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies files in t'e s.ecified directories? disks or network s'ares.

disksorter .classi,- .server :5ost;a'e1F5ost;a'e2F5ost;a'eA< 5'is command classifies files in all network s'ares in t'e s.ecified ser2ers andAor 9/S de2ices.

disksorter .classi,- .network 5'is command classifies files in all ser2ers andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices on t'e network.

disksorter .link :Out#ut Director-< .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies t'e s.ecified in.ut directories and 8uilds an 'ierarc'! of links in t'e out.ut director!.

disksorter .co#- :Out#ut Director-< .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies t'e s.ecified directories and co.ies files or"ani0ed accordin" to t'e selected file classification .lu"in to t'e out.ut director!.

disksorter .'ove :Out#ut Director-< .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies t'e s.ecified directories and mo2es files or"ani0ed accordin" to t'e selected file classification .lu"in to t'e out.ut director!.

disksorter .'ove=and=link :Out#ut Director-< .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies t'e s.ecified directories and mo2es files or"ani0ed accordin" to t'e selected file classification .lu"in to t'e out.ut director! re.lacin" ori"inal files wit' links .ointin" to files located in t'e out.ut director!.

disksorter .co''and :+o''and ;a'e< .dir :Director- 1< D ... Director- A E 5'is command classifies t'e s.ecified directories and executes a custom command wit' t'e "rou.Aclass name as an ar"ument for eac' classified file.

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Para'eters> .dir :Director-< 5'is .arameter s.ecifies an in.ut director!? disk or a network s'are for t'e file classification command. In order to ensure .ro.er .arsin" of command line ar"uments? directories containin" s.ace c'aracters s'ould 8e dou8le >uoted. O#tions> .save=/t'l=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es an 45,L file classification re.ort to t'e s.ecified file. .save=te%t=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es a text file classification re.ort to t'e s.ecified file. .save=csv=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es an 6xcel CS= file classification re.ort to t'e s.ecified file. .save=%'l=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es an @,L file classification re.ort to t'e s.ecified file. .save=#d,=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es a PDF file classification re.ort to t'e s.ecified file. .save=re#ort D File ;a'e E 5'is o.tion sa2es a file classification re.ort to t'e DiskSorter nati2e re.ort format. .save=to=database 5'is o.tion sa2es a file classification re.ort to an S7L Data8ase t'rou"' t'e -D+C interface confi"ured on t'e DiskSorter :*I o.tions dialo". .title :2e#ort 6itle< 5'is o.tional .arameter s.ecifies a custom re.ort title. .label :2e#ort (abel< 5'is o.tional .arameter s.ecifies a custom re.ort la8el. .levels :2e#ort (evels< 5'is o.tional .arameter s.ecifies t'e num8er of class 'ierarc'! le2els to ex.ort to t'e re.ort. .,iles=#er=class :Files Per +lass< 5'is o.tional .arameter s.ecifies t'e num8er of files .er class to ex.ort to t'e re.ort. .s/ow=users $ 5'is o.tion ena8les .rocessin" and dis.la! of files user names. .#er, :FU(( G M7D*UM G (OB< F*LL $ Full$s.eed file classification ,6DI*, $ ,edium$s.eed file classification L-; $ Low$s.eed file classification .scanners :1 ... 16< . 5'is o.tion sets t'e maximum num8er of director! scannin" t'reads. .strea's :1 ... 16< . 5'is o.tion s.ecifies t'e num8er of .arallel file classification t'reads. .D$+( . 5'is .arameter instructs to co.! filesG access control lists LD/CLM. . $+( . 5'is .arameter instructs to co.! filesG securit! control lists LS/CLM. .OB;72 . 5'is .arameter instructs to co.! filesG userA"rou. information. .v . 5'is command s'ows t'e .roductKs maEor 2ersion? minor 2ersion? re2ision and 8uild date. ./el# . 5'is command s'ows t'e command line usa"e information.

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3.31 Product U#date Procedure


/lmost e2er! mont'? Flexense releases 8u"$fixes and .roduct u.dates for t'e DiskSorter file classification utilit!. 5'ese .roduct u.dates are u.loaded to our we8 site and ma! 8e a..lied to an! installed .roduct 2ersion. 6ac' time DiskSorter is started? t'e u.date mana"er c'ecks if t'ere is a new .roduct 2ersion a2aila8le. If t'ere is a new .roduct u.date a2aila8le? t'e user will see an G*.dateG link in t'e ri"'t$most corner of t'e status 8ar.

In order to manuall! c'eck if t'e currentl! installed .roduct 2ersion is u.$to$date? select menu G4el. $ C'eck For *.dates ...G on t'e main menu 8ar. 5'e u.date mana"er will connect to t'e u.date ser2er and c'eck if t'ere is a newer 2ersion of t'e .roduct a2aila8le for download. If t'ere is a new .roduct 2ersion a2aila8le? t'e u.date dialo" will s'ow t'e 2ersion of t'e new .roduct u.date and t'e followin" two 8uttonsF t'e G1elease 9otesG 8utton and t'e GInstallG 8utton.

Press t'e G1elease 9otesG 8utton to see more information a8out new features and 8u"$fixes .ro2ided 8! t'e new .roduct 2ersion. Press t'e GInstallG 8utton to download and install t'e new .roduct 2ersion. /fter .ressin" t'e GInstallG 8utton? .lease wait w'ile t'e u.date mana"er will download t'e new .roduct 2ersion to t'e local disk. 5'e u.date .acka"e will 8e downloaded to a tem.orar! director! on t'e s!stem dri2e and automaticall! deleted after t'e u.date mana"er will finis' u.datin" t'e .roduct.

/fter download is com.leted? close all o.en DiskSorter a..lications and .ress t'e G-kG 8utton w'en read!. If one or more DiskSorter a..lications will 8e o.en durin" t'e u.date? t'e o.eration will fail and t'e w'ole u.date .rocess will need to 8e restarted from t'e 8e"innin". /fter finis'in" t'e u.date .rocess? DiskSorter will s'ow a messa"e 8ox informin" a8out t'e successfull! com.leted o.eration.

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3.32 Product 2e"istration Procedure


DiskSorter licenses and discounted license .acks ma! 8e .urc'ased on t'e followin" .a"eF 'tt.FAAwww.disksorter.comA.urc'ase.'tml /fter finis'in" t'e .urc'ase .rocess? wait for t'e followin" two e$mail messa"esF t'e first one wit' a recei.t for !our .a!ment and t'e second one wit' an unlock ke!. If !ou will not recei2e !our unlock ke! wit'in 2& 'ours? .lease c'eck !our s.am 8ox for e$mail messa"es ori"inatin" from su##ortH,le%ense.co' and if it is nor 'ere contact our su..ort team.

/fter !ou will recei2e !our unlock ke!? start t'e DiskSorter :*I a..lication and .ress t'e G1e"isterG 8utton located in t'e to.$ri"'t corner of t'e window.

-n t'e re"ister dialo"? enter !our name and t'e recei2ed unlock ke! and .ress t'e G1e"isterG 8utton to finis' t'e re"istration .rocedure.

If t'e com.uter is not connected to t'e Internet? .ress t'e G,anual 1e"istrationG 8utton and follow t'e dis.la!ed manual .roduct re"istration instructions.

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4.1

Usin" Disk orter


Disk orter

erver

erver Overview

DiskSorter Ser2er is a ser2er$8ased .roduct 2ersion? w'ic' runs in t'e 8ack"round as a ser2ice and is ca.a8le of .erformin" multi.le? .arallel file classification o.erations? sa2e file classification re.orts? su8mit re.orts to a centrali0ed S7L data8ase? .erform ad2anced 'istor! trend anal!sis o.erations? etc.

DiskSorter Ser2er includes a full$scale client :*I a..lication .ro2idin" all features a2aila8le in t'e deskto. .roduct 2ersion and additional ca.a8ilities allowin" one to classif! files on multi.le ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices simultaneousl!? sc'edule .eriodic file classification o.erations and .erform ad2anced 'istor! trend anal!sis o.erations locall! or 2ia t'e network.

In addition to t'e client :*I a..lication? DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides a com.lete we8$8ased mana"ement interface allowin" one to confi"ure? control and mana"e t'e .roduct usin" a re"ular we8 8rowser locall! or 2ia t'e network. Finall!? DiskSorter Ser2er includes a command line utilit!? w'ic' ma! 8e used to control one or more DiskSorter Ser2ers locall! or 2ia t'e network? .erform file classification o.erations and sa2e file classification re.orts from 8atc' files and s'ell scri.ts.

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4.2

Product *nstallation Procedure

DiskSorter Ser2er is es.eciall! desi"ned to 8e as sim.le as .ossi8le. 5'e .roduct does not re>uire an! t'ird$.art! software a..lications and ma! 8e installed and confi"ured wit'in a cou.le of minutes. / full! functional 3($da!s trial 2ersion of DiskSorter Ser2er ma! 8e downloaded from t'e followin" .a"eF 'tt.FAAwww.disksorter.comAdownloads.'tml.

5'e installation .acka"e is 2er! small? ),+ $ ,+ de.endin" on t'e tar"et o.eratin" s!stem? and t'e .roduct re>uires Eust 2(,+ of t'e free disk s.ace on t'e tar"et ser2er. In order to install DiskSorter Ser2er? start t'e setu. .ro"ram? select a destination director! and .ress t'e G9extG 8utton.

-.tionall!? enter custom ser2er control andAor we8 access .orts. 5'e ser2er control .ort is used 8! t'e DiskSorter client :*I a..lication and t'e command line utilit! and t'e we8 access .ort is t'e .ort for t'e we8$8ased mana"ement interface allowin" one to control DiskSorter Ser2er usin" a standard we8 8rowser. If DiskSorter Ser2er s'ould 8e controlled remotel! t'rou"' t'e network? make sure one or 8ot' of t'ese .orts are o.en in t'e ser2erGs firewall.

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4.3

Usin" Disk orter

erver +lient @U* $##lication

In order to .erform a sim.le file classification o.eration usin" t'e DiskSorter client :*I a..lication? .ress t'e GClassif!G 8utton located on t'e main tool8ar? add one or more disks? directories or network s'ares to classif!? select an a..ro.riate file classification .lu"$in and .ress t'e GClassif!G 8utton.

In addition? t'e file classification command dialo" .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to searc' ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices on t'e network? identif! accessi8le network s'ares and classif! files in all ser2ers andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices on t'e network.

In order to searc' network s'ares in s.ecific ser2ers or 9/S stora"e de2ices? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton located on t'e ri"'t side of t'e list of in.ut directories? select t'e GSer2ers or 9/S De2icesG in.uts mode and s.ecif! a list of 'ost names or IP addresses to searc' network s'ares in. In order to searc' network s'ares in all ser2ers and 9/S stora"e de2ices on t'e network? .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton and select t'e G/ll Ser2ers on t'e 9etworkG in.uts mode.

Durin" t'e file classification .rocess? DiskSorter will dis.la! t'e .ro"ress dialo" s'owin" t'e total num8er of .rocessed directories and files? t'e total amount of .rocessed disk s.ace? t'e .rocess time? t'e s.eed of t'e file classification o.eration and t'e num8er of file classification errors. In addition? t'e .ro"ress dialo" allows one to .auseAresume t'e file classification o.eration and d!namicall! c'an"e t'e s.eed of t'e file classification o.eration.

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-nce t'e file classification .rocess is com.leted? DiskSorter will s'ow t'e file classification results dialo"? w'ic' will dis.la! to.$le2el file cate"ories and second$le2el su8$cate"ories sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace. In order to o.en a to.$le2el file cate"or!? Eust click on t'e to.$le2el cate"or! item in t'e file classification results 2iew.

5'e file classification results dialo" allows one to re2iew file classification results? sa2e file classification re.orts to a num8er of standard formats suc' as 45,L? PDF? 6xcel CS=? text? @,L and t'e nati2e DiskSorter re.ort format. In addition? DiskSorter .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to ex.ort file classification results to an S7L data8ase and .erform ad2anced 'istor! trend anal!sis o.erations on series of file classification re.orts stored in an S7L data8ase. Finall!? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to .erform file mana"ement o.erations on files related to one or more selected cate"ories of files.

5'e 8ottom 2iew of t'e file classification results dialo" includes a list of second$le2el file cate"ories? w'ic' .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to cate"ori0e file classification results 8! t'e file extension? file si0e? user name? last access? modification and creation dates. In order to c'an"e t'e second$le2el file cate"ories? click on t'e file cate"ories com8o 8ox and select an a..ro.riate results cate"ori0ation mode.

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-ne of t'e most .owerful ca.a8ilities of DiskSorter is t'e a8ilit! to cate"ori0e and filter file classification results 8! one or more second$le2el file cate"ories. For exam.le? lets assume t'at t'e user needs to see a 'ierarc'! of files t'at were last modified toda!. In t'is case? classif! a num8er of disks or directories usin" t'e default file classification .lu"$in? o.en t'e file classification results dialo" and select t'e GCate"ori0e +! ,odification 5imeG results cate"ori0ation mode.

9ow? select t'e GLast ,odified 5oda!G file cate"or! in t'e second$le2el file cate"ories? .ress t'e ri"'t mouse 8utton and select t'e G/..l! Selected FiltersG menu item. DiskSorter will filter file classification results and dis.la! in t'e to.$le2el 2iew a file 'ierarc'! s'owin" files t'at were last modified toda!.

;'en a file filter is acti2e? all t!.es of file classification re.orts? .ie c'arts and file mana"ement o.erations are .erformed on files matc'in" t'e currentl! selected file filter. +! usin" different t!.es of second$le2el file cate"ories and file filters? t'e user can "enerate multi.le t!.es of file classification re.orts and .ie c'arts s'owin" t'e file classification results from a num8er of different .oints of 2iew.

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4.4

Usin" Beb.0ased Mana"e'ent *nter,ace

In addition to t'e DiskSorter client :*I a..lication? DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides a we8$8ased mana"ement interface allowin" one to control one or more DiskSorter Ser2ers usin" a re"ular we8 8rowser locall! or 2ia t'e network. 5'e we8$8ased mana"ement interface .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to .erform file classification o.erations? re2iew file classification results? sa2e re.orts? sc'edule .eriodic file classification o.erations and .erform ad2anced 'istor! trend anal!sis o.erations on series of file classification re.orts.

+! default? t'e we8$8ased mana"ement interface is disa8led and in order to ena8le t'e we8$ 8ased interface? connect to DiskSorter Ser2er usin" t'e DiskSorter client :*I a..lication? o.en t'e G-.tionsG dialo"? select t'e GSer2erG ta8? select t'e G6na8le ;e8 Ser2erG o.tion and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

9ow? o.en a re"ular we8 8rowser? t!.e t'e 'ost name or an IP address of t'e ser2er in t'e address 8ar and lo"in to t'e DiskSorter we8$8ased mana"ement interface usin" t'e default Lad'inAad'inM user name and .assword. 5'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e s'ows t'e status of t'e ser2er and allows one to confi"ure file classification commands? setu. .eriodic file classification Eo8s and re2iew file classification re.orts.

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4.!

8uick File +lassi,ication O#erations

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e followin" two file classification modesF t'e >uick file classification mode? w'ic' is an eas! to use mode for sim.le file classification o.erations? and t'e file classification commands mode? w'ic' .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to .re$confi"ure a num8er of customi0a8le file classification commands and allows one to control an extensi2e set of ad2anced features and confi"uration o.tions.

In order to sim.le classif! files in one or more disk or directories usin" t'e >uick classification mode? .ress t'e GClassif!G 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e and s.ecif! disks? directories or network s'ares to classif!.

In t'e >uick file classification mode? DiskSorter Ser2er will automaticall! create a sim.le file classification command? classif! files in t'e s.ecified disks and directories and dis.la! results. 6ac' >uick file classification command is sa2ed in t'e .roduct confi"uration file? dis.la!ed on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e and ma! 8e later executed a"ain or customi0ed to .erform a different t!.e of file classification o.eration.

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4.6

Mana"in" File +lassi,ication +o''ands

DiskSorter Ser2er allows one to confi"ure multi.le file classification commands wit' eac' one ca.a8le of .rocessin" a num8er of disks? directories or network s'ares. In order to add a new file classification command? .ress t'e G/dd CommandG 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e? s.ecif! a uni>ue command name? enter one or more disks? directories or network s'ares to classif! and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

In addition? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to exclude one or more directories from t'e file classification .rocess? add one or more file matc'in" rules s.ecif!in" w'ic' t!.es of files to classif! andAor add one or more file classification actions ca.a8le of sendin" 6$,ail notifications or automaticall! "eneratin" re.orts w'en one or more directories are matc'in" user$s.ecified rules and conditions.

Finall!? users are .ro2ided wit' numerous ad2anced file classification o.tions allowin" one to set a custom re.ort title? confi"ure 'ow man! 'istor! re.orts to kee. for eac' file classification command? select file classification .erformance and file scannin" modes andAor automaticall! "enerate 45,L? PDF? @,L? 6xcel CS= or text file classification re.orts in a user$s.ecified file or director!.

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File +lassi,ication 2esults

For eac' file classification o.eration? DiskSorter Ser2er sa2es an indi2idual file classification re.ort. In order to o.en t'e last re.ort? Eust click on t'e re>uired file classification command link dis.la!ed on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e.

/ file classification re.ort s'ows file cate"ories sorted 8! t'e amount of t'e used disk s.ace accordin" to t'e file classification .lu"in used durin" t'e file classification o.eration. In order to o.en a file cate"or!? Eust click on t'e cate"or! name. In order to "o to t'e .arent cate"or!? .ress t'e G*.G 8utton located in t'e 8ottom$left corner of t'e re.ort 2iew.

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to ex.ort file classification re.orts to a num8er of standard formats suc' as 45,L? PDF? @,L? 6xcel CS= and text. In order to ex.ort a re.ort to one of t'e standard formats? .ress t'e GSa2e 1e.ortG 8utton.

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4.3

File +lassi,ication +/arts

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides multi.le t!.es of file classification c'arts allowin" one to dis.la! t'e amount of disk s.ace .er cate"or!? t'e .ercent of disk s.ace .er cate"or!? t'e num8er of files .er cate"or! and t'e .ercent of files .er cate"or!.

In order to c'an"e t'e currentl! dis.la!ed c'art? click on t'e c'art t!.e selector located under t'e c'art and select an a..ro.riate t!.e of c'art. In eac' file classification re.ort? t'e c'art dis.la!s file cate"ories accordin" to t'e file classification .lu"in t'at was used for t'e file classification o.eration.

File classification .lu"ins included in a default DiskSorter Ser2er installation are ca.a8le of cate"ori0in" files and dis.la!in" c'arts 8! t'e file t!.e? extension? user name? creation? last modification or last access dates? etc. In addition? ad2anced users are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to desi"n custom file classification .lu"ins usin" a sim.le @,L$8ased format.

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4.4

File +lassi,ication 2e#orts

For eac' file classification o.eration? DiskSorter Ser2er sa2es an indi2idual file classification re.ort. In order to o.en t'e last re.ort? Eust click on t'e re>uired file classification command link dis.la!ed on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e. In order to 8rowse all re.orts? .ress t'e G1e.ortsG 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e.

DiskSorter Ser2er allows one to filter file classification re.orts 8! t'e command name? 'ost name? date and in.ut directories. In order to filter file classification re.orts? select an a..ro.riate filter located on t'e 8ottom side of t'e re.orts .a"e and t'en select a filter 2alue.

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;'en a re.ort filter is acti2e? DiskSorter Ser2er dis.la!s t'e num8er of filtered re.orts in t'e re.orts .a"e ca.tion and s'ows re.orts matc'in" t'e selected re.ort filter in t'e re.orts 2iew. In order to reset t'e currentl! selected re.ort filter? select t'e GS'ow /llG filter 2alue in t'e re.ort filer located on t'e 8ottom side of t'e re.orts .a"e.

+! default? DiskSorter Ser2er kee.s a 'istor! of 1( last re.orts for eac' file classification command. 1e.orts are sa2ed in t'e re.orts director!? w'ic' ma! 8e confi"ured on t'e G1e.ortsG settin"s .a"e. In order to o.en a file classification re.ort listed in t'e re.orts 2iew? click on t'e re>uired re.ort ID link.

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to ex.ort file classification re.orts to a num8er of standard formats suc' as 45,L? PDF? @,L? 6xcel CS= and text. In order to ex.ort a re.ort to one of t'e standard formats? .ress an a..ro.riate GSa2eG 8utton located in t'e G5oolsG column.

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4.10 $nal-1e Disk

#ace Usa"e Per 5ost

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to s'ow t'e amount of used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er 'ost allowin" one to "ain an in$de.t' 2isi8ilit! into t'e disk s.ace usa"e statistics across t'e entire enter.rise. In order to .erform t'e 'osts anal!sis? .ress t'e G=iew 1e.ortsG 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e and t'en .ress t'e G/nal!0eG 8utton located on t'e re.orts .a"e.

In order to 8e a8le .erform t'e 'osts anal!sis? t'e user needs to confi"ure file classification commands to anal!0e one or more ser2ers andAor 9/S stora"e de2ices t'rou"' t'e network usin" *9C network names. In t'e sim.lest case? confi"ure a sin"le file classification command for eac' network s'are t'at s'ould 8e anal!0ed.

/not'er o.tion is to .rocess multi.le s'ares usin" eac' command? 8ut in order to 8e a8le to .erform t'e 'osts anal!sis? all network s'ares .rocessed 8! a command s'ould 8e 'osted on t'e same ser2er. ,ulti.le network s'ares s.ecified in a file classification command s'ould 8e delimited 8! t'e semicolon LNM c'aracter.

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4.11 $nal-1e Disk

#ace Usa"e Per User

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to anal!0e files owned 8! multi.le users on one or more ser2ers? deskto. com.uters or 9/S stora"e de2ices and dis.la! c'arts s'owin" t'e amount of used disk s.ace and t'e num8er of files .er user. In order to .erform t'e users anal!sis? .ress t'e G=iew 1e.ortsG 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e and t'en .ress t'e G/nal!0eG 8utton located on t'e re.orts .a"e.

In order to 8e a8le to .erform t'e users anal!sis? o.en t'e GSettin"sG .a"e? click on t'e G/d2anced Ser2er -.tionsG link and ena8le t'e GProcess and S'ow Files *ser 9amesG o.tion. +! default? t'is o.tion is disa8led and? in order to 8e a8le to see user names? t'e o.tion s'ould 8e ena8led 8efore an! file classification re.orts sa2ed into t'e re.ort data8ase.

DiskSorter File Classification

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4.12 Periodic File +lassi,ication Iobs


DiskSorter Ser2er allows one to setu. a num8er of .eriodic file classification Eo8s wit' eac' one confi"ured to .erform one or more file classification commands at s.ecific time inter2als. In order to add a .eriodic file classification Eo8? .ress t'e GPeriodic <o8sG 8utton located on t'e DiskSorter Ser2er 'ome .a"e and .ress t'e G/ddG 8utton.

-n t'e .eriodic Eo8 .a"e? enter a uni>ue .eriodic Eo8 name? s.ecif! t'e time inter2al and select one or more file classification commands to execute. In order to reduce t'e CP* load and memor! usa"e on t'e 'ost? DiskSorter Ser2er .erforms selected file classification o.erations se>uentiall!? one after one w'ile sa2in" re.orts and executin" conditional file classification actions if re>uired.

In addition? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to intentionall! slow down file classification o.erations? in order to com.letel! eliminate .erformance im.act on .roduction ser2ers. 5o slow down a file classification command? o.en t'e command .a"e? .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton? select t'e GLow S.eedG .erformance mode and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

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4.13 $nal-1in" File +lassi,ication 5istor- 6rends


S!stem and stora"e administrators are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to anal!0e 'ow file classification results are c'an"in" o2er time. In order to 8e a8le to .erform t'e file classification 'istor! trend anal!sis? t'e user needs to setu. one or more .eriodic file classification commands or manuall! .erform multi.le file classification o.erations o2er time.

;it' multi.le file classification re.orts sa2ed in t'e re.ort data8ase? .ress t'e G1e.ortsG 8utton located on t'e main status .a"e? .ress t'e G/nal!0eG 8utton? select t'e G/nal!0e Disk S.ace *sa"e 4istor!G o.tion and .ress t'e G/nal!0eG 8utton. DiskSorter Ser2er will "enerate a list of c'arts $ one for eac' set of directories in eac' anal!0ed ser2er andAor 9/S stora"e de2ice.

5'e to.$left side of t'e 'istor! anal!sis .a"e s'ows t'e statistics for t'e currentl! selected 'istor! c'art. 5'e to.$ri"'t side s'ows t'e 'istor! line c'art accordin" to t'e currentl! selected c'art and c'art units. 5'e t'ree 8ottom$side .anes .ro2ide t'e a8ilit! to filter c'arts 8! t'e command name? .rocessed directories andAor t'e 'ost name of t'e ser2er or 9/S stora"e de2ice. In order to sa2e t'e currentl! dis.la!ed 'istor! c'art to a "ra.'ical PDF re.ort? .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton and t'en click on t'e re.ort file link to download t'e re.ort file.

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4.14 File +lassi,ication 2ules


DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! classif! s.ecific t!.es of files or file cate"ories usin" an extensi2e set of file matc'in" rules ca.a8le of matc'in" files 8! t'e file name? extension? director!? file t!.e? file si0e? creation? last modification or last access dates? etc. In order to add one or more file matc'in" rules to a file classification command? o.en t'e re>uired command? .ress t'e G1ulesG 8utton and .ress t'e G/dd 1uleG 8utton.

-n t'e file matc'in" rule .a"e? select an a..ro.riate rule t!.e? select an o.erator? enter a rule 2alue and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton. DiskSorter Ser2er allows one to add an unlimited num8er of file matc'in" rules to eac' file classification command and a..l! t'e L/9DM or L-1M lo"ical o.erators. For exam.le? t'e user is .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to classif! all t!.es of documents wit' t'e file si0e more t'an @ ,+ t'at were modified durin" t'e last mont'.

Finall!? DiskSorter Ser2er allows one to define multi$le2el? nested file matc'in" rules wit' different sets of rules and lo"ic o.erators on eac' le2el ca.a8le of .recisel! selectin" t'e su8set of files t'at s'ould 8e .rocessed.

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4.1! 7%cludin" Directories ,ro' t/e File +lassi,ication Process


Sometimes? it ma! 8e re>uired to exclude one or more su8directories from t'e file classification .rocess. For exam.le? if !ou need to classif! files stored on a disk excludin" one or two s.ecial directories? !ou ma! s.ecif! t'e w'ole disk as an in.ut director! and add t'e directories t'at s'ould 8e ski..ed to t'e exclude list.

In order to add one or more directories to t'e exclude list? o.en t'e file classification command confi"uration .a"e and add one or more directories to t'e exclude list se.arated 8! t'e semicolon LNM c'aracter. /ll files and su8directories located in t'e s.ecified exclude directories will 8e excluded from t'e file classification .rocess. In addition? ad2anced users are .ro2ided wit' a num8er of exclude directories macro commands allowin" one to exclude multi.le directories usin" a sin"le macro command. DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e followin" exclude directories macro commandsF )07@*; :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories 8e"innin" wit' t'e s.ecified text strin". )+O;6$*; :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories containin" t'e s.ecified text strin". )7;D :6e%t trin"< $ t'is macro command excludes all directories endin" wit' t'e s.ecified text strin". )27@7A :2e"ular 7%#ression< $ t'is macro command excludes directories matc'in" t'e s.ecified re"ular ex.ression.

For exam.le? t'e exclude macro command GOC-95/I9S 5em.orar! FilesG will exclude all directories wit' G5em.orar! FilesG at an! .lace in t'e full director! .at' and t'e exclude macro command GO16:6@ P.L5,PQ56,PMOG will exclude directories endin" wit' G.5,PG or G.56,PG.

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4.16 Usin" Disk orter

erver to $nal-1e ;etwork

/ares

+! default? t'e DiskSorter ser2ice is confi"ured to run under t'e local s!stem account? w'ic' is "ood to classif! files in local disks and directories. -n t'e ot'er 'and? t'e local s!stem account does not 'a2e .ermissions to access files in network s'ares and 9/S stora"e de2ices. In order to ena8le DiskSorter Ser2er to classif! files in network s'ares and 9/S stora"e de2ices? t'e DiskSorter ser2ice s'ould 8e confi"ured to run under a user account? w'ic' 'as .ermissions to access files and directories located on t'e re>uired network s'ares.

5'e confi"uration is 2er! sim.le and ma! 8e .erformed wit'in a cou.le of seconds usin" t'e followin" ste.$8!$ste. "uideF 1. 2. 3. &. ). -.en t'e ;indows control .anel and click on t'e G/dministrati2e 5oolsG utilit!. -.en t'e Ser2ices control center and find 'ere t'e GDisk Sorter Ser2erG ser2ice. -.en t'e G Disk Sorter Ser2erG ser2ice? select t'e G:eneralG ta8 and sto. t'e ser2ice. Select t'e GLo" -nG ta8 and s.ecif! a user account to use for t'e ser2ice. Select t'e G:eneralG ta8 and start t'e G Disk Sorter Ser2erG ser2ice.

9ow? t'e DiskSorter ser2ice will run under t'e s.ecified user account and will 'a2e exactl! t'e same .ermissions as t'e s.ecified account w'en accessin" network s'ares and 9/S stora"e de2ices.

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4.1& +on,i"urin" Disk orter

erver

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides a 2ariet! of confi"uration o.tions allowin" one to easil! inte"rate t'e .roduct into a user$s.ecific network en2ironment. In order to o.en t'e main settin"s .a"e? click on t'e GSettin"sG link located on t'e to. menu 8ar.

4.13 +on,i"urin" +usto' User ;a'e and Password


5'e DiskSorter Ser2er we8$8ased mana"ement console re>uires users to lo"in wit' a DiskSorter user name and .assword. 5'e default user name and .assword is set to ad'inAad'in. In addition? DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to set a custom user name andAor .assword for t'e DiskSorter we8$8ased mana"ement interface and t'e command line utilit!? w'ic' ma! 8e used to automate confi"uration and mana"ement tasks.

In order to set a custom user name and .assword? click on t'e GConfi"ure Ser2er Lo"inG link located on t'e main settin"s .a"e? enter a new user name and .assword and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

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4.14 +on,i"urin" +usto'

erver Ports

DiskSorter Ser2er uses t'e 5CPAIP .ort 312) as t'e default ser2er control .ort and t'e 5CPAIP .ort %( as t'e default we8 access .ort. Sometimes? t'ese .orts ma! 8e in use 8! some ot'er software .roducts or s!stem ser2ices. If one or 8ot' of t'ese .orts are in use? DiskSorter Ser2er will 8e una8le to o.erate .ro.erl! and t'e user needs to c'an"e t'e DiskSorter ser2er control .ort andAor we8 access .ort.

In order to set a custom ser2er control .ort andAor we8 access .ort? click on t'e GSetu. Ser2er PortsG link located on t'e main settin"s .a"e? select t'e G*se Custom PortG o.tion and enter a custom .ort num8er to use. If t'e DiskSorter ser2er s'ould 8e controlled t'rou"' t'e network? make sure t'e custom .orts are o.en in t'e ser2erGs firewall.

4.20 +on,i"urin" 7.Mail ;oti,ications


DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to send 6$,ail notifications w'en a user$s.ecified disk s.ace anal!sis rule is tri""ered for one or more disks or directories. In order to confi"ure an S,5P 6$,ail ser2er to use to send 6$,ail notifications? click on t'e GConfi"ure 6$,ail Ser2erG link located on t'e main settin"s .a"e? enter t'e S,5P ser2er 'ost name? S,5P ser2er .ort? S,5P user name? .assword and t'e source 6$,ail address to use to send 6$,ail notifications.

DiskSorter File Classification

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4.21 +on,i"urin"

8( Database *nte"ration

DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides t'e a8ilit! to sa2e file classification re.orts to an S7L data8ase allowin" one to kee. a 'istor! of re.orts for future re2iew and anal!sis. In order to ena8le S7L data8ase ex.ort? o.en t'e file classification command? .ress t'e G-.tionsG 8utton? select t'e G/lwa!s Sa2eG c'eck8ox? select t'e S7L data8ase re.ort format and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

DiskSorter Ser2er ex.orts S7L data8ase re.orts t'rou"' t'e -D+C data8ase interface? w'ic' s'ould 8e confi"ured to o.erate .ro.erl!. In order to confi"ure t'e -D+C data8ase interface? click on t'e GConfi"ure S7L Data8aseG link located on t'e main settin"s .a"e? ena8le t'e -D+C data8ase interface? s.ecif! t'e -D+C data source? -D+C user name and .assword to use to sa2e re.orts to t'e S7L data8ase.

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4.22 Disk orter

erver +o''and (ine Utilit-

In addition to t'e we8$8ased mana"ement interface? DiskSorter Ser2er .ro2ides a command line utilit! allowin" one to control one or more DiskSorter Ser2ers locall! or 2ia t'e network. 5'e DiskSorter command line utilit! is located in :ProductDir<Cbin director!.

Disk orter

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disksorter .server=s/ow=co''ands S'ows file classification commands confi"ured in DiskSorter Ser2er.

disksorter .server=start=co''and :+o''and ;a'e< Starts t'e s.ecified file classification command.

disksorter .server=sto#=co''and :+o''and ;a'e< Sto.s t'e s.ecified file classification command.

disksorter .server=co''and=status :+o''and ;a'e< S'ows t'e current status of a file classification command.

disksorter .server=co''and=errors :+o''and ;a'e< S'ows .rocess errors for a file classification command.

disksorter .server=delete=co''and :+o''and ;a'e< Deletes t'e s.ecified file classification command.

disksorter .server=e%#ort=re#orts .re#orts=dir :Director-< 6x.orts file classification re.orts to t'e s.ecified director!.

disksorter .server=i'#ort=re#orts .re#orts=dir :Director-< Im.orts file classification re.orts from t'e s.ecified director!.

disksorter .server=status S'ows t'e current DiskSorter Ser2er status.

disksorter .server=debu"=lo" S'ows t'e DiskSorter Ser2er de8u" lo".

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Miscellaneous +o''ands>

disksorter .v S'ows t'e .roduct maEor 2ersion? minor 2ersion? re2ision and 8uild date.

disksorter ./el# 5'is command s'ows t'e command line usa"e information.

+o''and (ine O#tions>

./ost :5ost ;a'e< S.ecifies t'e 'ost name or an IP address of DiskSorter Ser2er to connect to. If not s.ecified? t'e command line utilit! will connect to t'e local 'ost. .#ort :Port ;u'ber< S.ecifies t'e 5CPAIP .ort to connect to. If not s.ecified? t'e command line utilit! will connect to t'e default DiskSorter Ser2er 5CPAIP .ort 312). .user :User ;a'e< S.ecifies a user name to lo"in to DiskSorter Ser2er. If not s.ecified? t'e command line utilit! will lo"in usin" t'e default Rad'inR user name. .#assword :Password< S.ecifies a .assword to lo"in to DiskSorter Ser2er. If not s.ecified? t'e command line utilit! will lo"in usin" t'e default Rad'inR .assword.

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4.23 U#datin" Disk orter

erver

Flexense de2elo.s DiskSorter Ser2er usin" a fast release c!cle wit' minor .roduct 2ersions? u.dates and 8u" fixes released almost e2er! mont' and maEor .roduct 2ersions released e2er! !ear. 9ew .roduct 2ersions and .roduct u.dates are .u8lis'ed on t'e .roduct we8 site and ma! 8e downloaded from t'e followin" .a"eF 'tt.FAAwww.disksorter.comAdownloads.'tml.

Due to t'e fact t'at t'e .roduct is es.eciall! desi"ned for ser2ers runnin" in .roduction en2ironments w'ere sta8ilit! is a maEor decision factor? DiskSorter Ser2er u.dates s'ould 8e manuall! installed 8! t'e user. In order to u.date an existin" .roduct installation? download t'e latest .roduct 2ersion and Eust start t'e setu. .ro"ram.

5'e DiskSorter Ser2er setu. .ro"ram will .ro.erl! s'utdown t'e runnin" DiskSorter ser2ice? u.date t'e .roduct and restart t'e DiskSorter ser2ice after finis'in" t'e u.date .rocedure. /ll .roduct confi"uration files? sa2ed file classification commands? file classification re.orts and .roduct re"istration will remain 2alid and t'ere is not'in" to reconfi"ure or mana"e after t'e u.date.

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4.24 2e"isterin" Disk orter

erver

;it'in a cou.le of 'ours after .urc'asin" a .roduct license? t'e customer will recei2e two e$ mail messa"esF t'e first one confirmin" t'e .a!ment and t'e second one containin" an unlock ke!? w'ic' s'ould 8e used to re"ister t'e .roduct. If !ou will not recei2e !our unlock ke! wit'in 2& 'ours? .lease c'eck !our s.am 8ox and if t'e unlock ke! is not in t'e s.am 8ox contact our su..ort teamF su##ortH,le%ense.co'.

If t'e com.uter w'ere DiskSorter Ser2er is installed on is connected to t'e Internet? lo"in to t'e DiskSorter ser2er Ldefault user name and .asswordF ad'inAad'inM usin" a standard we8 8rowser? click on t'e G/8outG link located on t'e to. menu 8ar? .ress t'e G1e"isterG 8utton? enter !our name or !our com.an! name? enter t'e recei2ed unlock ke! and .ress t'e G1e"isterG 8utton.

If t'e com.uter is not connected to t'e Internet? .ress t'e G,anual 1e"istrationG 8utton? ex.ort t'e .roduct ID file and send t'e .roduct ID file to re"isterHdisksorter.co' as an attac'ment. ;it'in a cou.le of 'ours? !ou will recei2e an unlock file? w'ic' s'ould 8e im.orted in order to finis' t'e re"istration .rocedure.

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4.2! Disk orter

erver O7M Version

Flexense .ro2ides s!stem inte"rators? 2alue$added distri8utors and I5 ser2ice .ro2iders wit' t'e a8ilit! to resell DiskSorter Ser2er andAor .ro2ide ser2ices 8ased on t'e .roduct under t'ird$.art! 8rand names. 1esellers and inte"rators are .ro2ided wit' t'e a8ilit! to c'an"e t'e .roduct name? t'e .roduct we8 site address? t'e .roduct 2endor name and t'e .roduct 2endor we8 site address.

In order to 8e a8le to set custom -6, .roduct and 2endor information? t'e user needs to re"ister t'e .roduct usin" a s.ecial -6,$6na8led unlock ke!? w'ic' ma! 8e .urc'ased on t'e .roduct .urc'ase .a"e. -nce t'e .roduct is re"istered usin" an -6, unlock ke!? o.en t'e G/8outG .a"e? .ress t'e GSet -6, InfoG 8utton? s.ecif! !our custom -6, .roduct and 2endor information and .ress t'e GSa2eG 8utton.

Custom -6, .roduct and 2endor information will 8e dis.la!ed on all .a"es of t'e DiskSorter we8$8ased mana"ement interface? in all t!.es of re.orts "enerated 8! t'e .roduct and all notification 6$,ail messa"es sent 8! DiskSorter Ser2er.

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*nstallin" M- 8( Database

DiskSorter *ltimate is ca.a8le of sa2in" file classification re.orts in an S7L data8ase. 1e.orts ma! 8e sa2ed manuall! or automaticall! usin" t'e DiskSorter command line utilit! .eriodicall! executed 8! t'e ;indows 8uilt$in task sc'eduler. In order to confi"ure DiskSorter to use t'e ,!S7L data8ase? t'e user needs to install t'e followin" two com.onentsF t'e ,!S7L Ser2er and t'e ,!S7L -D+C connector. First of all? letKs install t'e ,!S7L Ser2er. Download t'e latest 2ersion of t'e ,!S7L ser2er from t'e ,!S7L we8 site and execute t'e setu. .ro"ram to start t'e installation .rocedure. -n t'e setu. t!.e .a"e? select t'e J5!.icalK setu. t!.e and .ress t'e J9extK 8utton. +! default? t'e setu. will install t'e ,!S7L ser2er and a command line utilit!? w'ic' will 8e used to confi"ure t'e ,!S7L ser2er.

-n t'e next setu. .a"e? select t'e JConfi"ure t'e ,!S7L Ser2er nowK o.tion and .ress t'e JFinis'K 8utton. 5'e setu. .ro"ram will o.en a ,!S7L confi"uration wi0ard allowin" one to confi"ure 8asic ser2er settin"s.

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-n t'e next setu. .a"e? select t'e JDetailed Confi"urationK o.tion and .ress t'e J9extK 8utton. 5'e detailed confi"uration mode is re>uired to confi"ure t'e ,!S7L ser2er for maximum data8ase .erformance.

-n t'e next .a"e? select t'e JSer2er ,ac'ineK o.tion? w'ic' is t'e most 8alanced confi"uration for t!.ical DiskSorter workloads. If t'e ser2er is intended to .rocess lar"e 2olumes of re.orts and is dedicated for DiskSorter? select t'e JDedicated Ser2erK confi"uration o.tion.

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-n t'e next .a"e? select t'e J9on$5ransactional Data8aseK o.tion. DiskSorter does not .erform concurrent insert or modif! o.erations on t'e data8ase and a transactional data8ase is not re>uired. ,oreo2er? confi"urin" t'e ,!S7L ser2er as a non$transactional data8ase will si"nificantl! im.ro2e t'e .erformance of data8ase im.ort o.erations.

-n t'e next .a"e? select t'e J,anual Settin"K o.tion and set t'e num8er of concurrent data8ase connections to )? w'ic' is t'e o.timal num8er for t!.ical DiskSorter installations.

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-n t'e next .a"e? ena8le 5CPAIP networkin" and if t'e ser2er will 8e accessed from ot'er com.uters on t'e network? add a firewall exce.tion for t'e ,!S7L ser2er .ort. In "eneral? a sin"le ,!S7L ser2er ma! 8e used to collect re.orts from multi.le DiskSorter installations usin" remote -D+C connections.

-n t'e next .a"e select an a..ro.riate c'aracter set. +! default? DiskSorter uses t'e *5F$% c'aracter set to store names of files and directories? 8ut if t'ere is no need to .rocess *nicode file names? t'is o.tion ma! 8e set to t'e standard Latin1 c'aracter set.

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-n t'e next .a"e? select t'e JInstall as ;indows Ser2iceK o.tion and select t'e JInclude +in Director! in ;indows P/54K o.tion. 5'e P/54 o.tion will ena8le execution of t'e ,!S7L command line utilit! from an! location.

-n t'e next .a"e? select t'e J,odif! Securit! Settin"sK o.tion and s.ecif! a root .assword for t'e ,!S7L ser2er? w'ic' later will 8e used to confi"ure re"ular ,!S7L users.

5'atKs all. Press t'e J9extK 8utton to finis' t'e installation .rocedure.

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+on,i"urin" M- 8( Database

5'e ,!S7L data8ase .ro2ides t'e Jm!s>lK command line utilit!? w'ic' ma! 8e used to confi"ure t'e data8ase and t'e user account to 8e used 8! DiskSorter.

In order to confi"ure t'e ,!S7L data8ase? o.en t'e command .rom.t window and t!.e t'e followin" commandF '-sJl Ku root K# 5'is command will start t'e Jm!s>lK command line utilit! and lo"in to t'e ,!S7L ser2er wit' root .ermissions. 5'e user will 8e asked to .ro2ide t'e root .assword? w'ic' was s.ecified durin" t'e ,!S7L ser2er installation .rocedure. -nce lo""ed in? t'e user needs to create a data8ase t'at will 8e used 8! DiskSorter to store file classification re.orts. In order to do t'at? t!.e t'e followin" commandF

create database disksorterF

9ow? add a user account t'at will 8e used 8! DiskSorter to su8mit re.orts to t'e data8ase. Sin"le >uotes are re>uired and s'ould 8e s.ecified exactl! as dis.la!ed.

create user LdisksorterMHMlocal/ostM identi,ied b- L#asswordMF

9ow? "rant .ermissions to t'e user account usin" t'e followin" commandF

"rant all #rivile"es on N.N to LdisksorterMHMlocal/ostMF

Finall!? flus' user .ri2ile"es usin" t'e followin" command.

,lus/ #rivile"esF

5'atKs all. 9ow t'e ,!S7L ser2er is full! confi"ured. In order to disconnect from t'e ,!S7L data8ase? Eust t!.e JJuitK in t'e command window.

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+on,i"urin" M- 8( OD0+ Data

ource

DiskSorter connects to t'e ,!S7L data8ase t'rou"' t'e -D+C interface. Download an a..ro.riate 2ersion of t'e ,!S7L -D+C connector from t'e ,!S7L we8 site and execute t'e setu. .ro"ram. 5'ere are no critical confi"uration o.tions in t'e ,!S7L -D+C connector installation .rocedure and t'e user can Eust .ress t'e J9extK 8utton until t'e last .a"e kee.in" t'e default confi"uration o.tions.

/fter finis'ed installin" ,!S7L -D+C Connector? o.en t'e ;indows control .anel and select J/dministrati2e 5ools Data Sources L-D+CMK. -n t'e -D+C /dministrator window? select t'e JS!stem DS9K ta8 and .ress t'e J/ddK 8utton. -n t'e next .a"e? select t'e J,!S7L -D+C Dri2erK and .ress t'e JFinis'K 8utton.

DiskSorter File Classification

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-n t'e next .a"e? enter a new data source name? w'ic' will 8e used 8! DiskSorter to connect to t'e data8ase. S.ecif! t'e name of t'e 'ost w'ere t'e ,!S7L ser2er is runnin" on and enter t'e ,!S7L user name and .assword t'at s'ould 8e used 8! DiskSorter to connect to t'e data8ase. Finall!? select t'e name of t'e data8ase t'at s'ould 8e used to store file classification re.orts. /fter finis'ed s.ecif!in" all t'e re>uired information? .ress t'e J5estK 8utton to c'eck t'e data8ase connection.

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+on,i"urin" Disk orter Database +onnection

In order to confi"ure DiskSorter to use t'e installed ,!S7L data8ase? o.en t'e o.tions dialo" and select t'e JData8aseK ta8. 6na8le t'e -D+C interface and enter t'e name of t'e -D+C data source? t'e data8ase user name and .assword t'at were s.ecified for t'e -D+C data source. Finall!? .ress t'e J=erif!K 8utton to c'eck t'e DiskSorter data8ase connection.

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DiskSorter File Classification

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u##orted O#eratin"

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32.0it O#eratin" ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows

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2((( @P =ista # % %.1 Ser2er 2((3 Ser2er 2((% Ser2er 2(12

64.0it O#eratin" ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows ;indows

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@P &$+it =ista &$+it # &$+it % &$+it %.1 &$+it Ser2er 2((3 &$+it Ser2er 2((% &$+it Ser2er 2(12 &$+it

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-ste' +on,i"uration

Su..orted -.eratin" S!stem 1 :40 or 8etter CP* )12 ,+ of s!stem memor! 2) ,+ of free disk s.ace

2eco''ended

-ste' +on,i"uration

Su..orted -.eratin" S!stem 2S :40 sin"le$core or dual$core CP* 1 :+ of s!stem memor! 2) ,+ of free disk s.ace

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