Exclude a file from scan

 
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ISSUE:

ControlPoint allows to exclude files when scanning sources. The graphical interface gives the possibility to exclude file extensions. What if I want to exclude a specific file.

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HOW TO STEPS:

The connector configuration file gives you more granularity in what you can exclude.

Open the connector configuration file (.cfg).

Go to the task section of the repository: e.g. [TaskMyRepository]

Add the PathCantHaveRegex parameter. In the following example, we exclude "thumb.db" files AND all pdf files.

PathCantHaveRegex0=.*thumb\.db
PathCantHaveRegex1=.*\.(pdf)

Note that you can have multiple parameters with the number at the end.

Also note that when you use these manual adds in the configuration file, you should not use anymore the field in the graphical interface as this will conflict.

See also the file system connector documentation: https://www.microfocus.com/documentation/idol/IDOL_12_3/FileSystemConnector_12.3_Documentation/Help/index.html#Configuration/TaskName/PathCantHaveRegex.htm

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  • Thanks keith, Noted. This will be fine when it comes Read-only Legacy file share. But, it is difficult to capture for Active File Share and if we scheduled to run as recurrence scanning and dispose in place. Unless, I can schedule one report [ SSRS \ Power BI ] to calculate space saving before CP Schedule scanning time. For ex: Every 2 P.M CP Scan repository schedule and I will schedule my SSRS report schedule to run and calculate the space at 1.30 P.M.

    Does any other option or any one doing in different way.? Thanks in advance.

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  • Thanks keith, Noted. This will be fine when it comes Read-only Legacy file share. But, it is difficult to capture for Active File Share and if we scheduled to run as recurrence scanning and dispose in place. Unless, I can schedule one report [ SSRS \ Power BI ] to calculate space saving before CP Schedule scanning time. For ex: Every 2 P.M CP Scan repository schedule and I will schedule my SSRS report schedule to run and calculate the space at 1.30 P.M.

    Does any other option or any one doing in different way.? Thanks in advance.

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