How to verify whether the last access date is changed when running a Discover scan.
Relevant to all versions.
For CIFS and JCIF Shares
When running a Discover scan, the scanner will touch the files, therefore resetting the last access date. By default, Discover will restore the last access date back to the original value.
There is a setting that can change the default behavior, so that the last access date is modified. The setting is in the properties file, in one of the following locations:
DLP 15.1 and above - you should substitute the correct version for the variable in these paths:
DLP 14.6 and earlier:
Change the following values from "true" to "false":
# Should the file system crawler reset the last accessed date of scanned files? Mounter only
filesystemcrawler.resetlastaccessed = true
NOTE: This does not apply to NFS and DFS shares.
For DFS see KB article ID 219283 - DLP: Does a Discover scan of a DFS share preserve the last access date?
For NFS see KB article ID 160235 - How to setup and scan NFS drives