CA Directory data files update time on Windows


Article ID: 195419


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CA Identity Manager CA Identity Governance CA Identity Portal CA Identity Suite CA Directory


The customer has CA Directory installed on Windows server. They have "disable-transaction-log" parameter set to "true" in their DSA configuration, which means that after abnormal DSA exit they need to perform disaster recovery to restore DSA's data.

They checked DSA's .db file and found that "Created", "Modified" and "Accessed" timestamps of that file have the same value and show the date/time of DSA creation. Has the DSA's data changed since? Do they need to do a disaster recovery?


Release : 12.x, 14.x

Component : CA Directory


Yes, disaster recovery is still required.

The created/modified/accessed timestamps of .db files in CA Directory on Windows do not change after DSA creation, and assumptions cannot really be made about the state of data in a DSA based on those values.