How to create an EDM Index without an Expiration Date using the External Indexer

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When creating an EDM index, it may take a while between when the index is created and when it is deployed to the Detection Servers.  Is there something that can be done to make sure the index does not have an expiration date?

Resolution

The Symantec DLP Remote EDM Indexer uses an "Exact Data Profile" when it runs to ensure that the data is correctly formatted. This EDM profile is a template that describes the columns used to organize the data and does not need to actually contain any data.  This profile is used by the Indexer when creating the EDM Index to make sure the data is organized and displayed correctly.  By default, the Exact Data Profile expires after 30 days.  If you want to override this expiration date when running the Remote EDM Indexer, you can use the following command line argument:

-ignore_date

For example, from the command line, type in the following:

RemoteEDMIndexer -ignore_date

This will override the expiration date of the Exact Data Profile if the profile has expired.

NOTE:  All of the command options for the Remote EDM Indexer are located in the Administrator Guide for your release.  If running on Linux, be sure to change to the "protect" user before running the Indexer.