We are currently using FastDataMasker 220.127.116.11 for our masking jobs. To simplify the Masking configuration we tried changing the default save directories to the path where we are storing our Audit files and Log files, by going to Settings - Set Default Directories in the FDM UI.
And changed the directories to be D:/CATDM/Masking
After making the changed we started seeing our masking jobs erroring out, with the following error:
Error backing up existing mapping CSV
The system cannot find the path specified
We are using the following Options:
We don't understand why the error is happening, since this is the directory we are already saving our files in. We know that there isn't a permissions issue. Where do the files get stored by default? How do we resolve this issue?
Release : 4.9.1
Component : Fast Data Masker
By default, FDM stores the saved files in C:\Users\<useraccount>\AppData\Roaming\Grid-Tools\FastDataMasker. When the first masking job runs, FDM creates the following directories:
Unless otherwise specified, FDM will try using the default directories. If the default directories are missing or unavailable, you will see this error.
I see in the Options file that you specifically set the location of the AUDITDIR and LOGDIR, so FDM by default is expecting to save the backup file in the default directory path.
To resolve the issue:
NOTE: When changing the default save directories, FDM will create a backup directory at <Default_Save>\Logs\FastDataMasker\backups directory.