Scheduled Scanning allow you to process new or existing files based on a schedule, and include a Classify Now option for immediate classification.
Instead of processing new files as they come in, your workflow may allow them to be scanned once per day (or at some other preferred time interval). For compliance reasons you may be required to scan all of your files on a quarterly basis and Scheduled Scanning will allow you to do that. Whether it is compliance or infrastructure efficiencies and cost optimizations, scheduled scanning provides you the flexibility to determine how you scan your data.
Creating a schedule is a simple process. It is made up of two steps: picking the resources you want included and defining the scan frequency.
- 1.Click the
- 2.Select the resources to include in this schedule.
- 3.Define the Scan Frequency by filling in the details.
- 4.Click the
Creating an AV Schedule
The process for creating a classification schedule is similar. If you are Classifying files, you'll aslo need to define Matching Rules. This is the heart of Classification, defining patterns you are searching for. You can choose all patterns that the system has with Select Visible, or for a certain region with Regions, or you can select specific matching patterns individually with check boxes.
Create a Classification Schedule
A schedule is not activated when you save it (as you can see in the pic above). You have to take the second step from the row actions menu to activate the schedule. You may be prompted to take additional steps for region setup. If you are protecting resources with a schedule in a region that has never been configured before, you will need to provide networking setup information as part of the schedule activation.
Once the schedule is created you will need to manage it. There are 5 main things you can perform on your schedules:
- 5.Scan/Classify now
As noted above, schedules are not created in an
activestate. You must activate the schedule using the action menu to the far right side of the schedule row. Simply click the button and select
Activateas seen below.
Activate a Schedule
To deactivate the schedule you click the action menu and select
Deactivate. The deactivate menu option will only appear when the current state of the schedule is
Deactivate a Schedule
Once a schedule is activated, it will execute at the Next Scheduled Scan time. While a schedule is inactive, it won't scan at all. If you reactivate a schedule that has previously run, its last scan time will be set to current UTC time and move forward as if it were a new schedule. The schedule will not go back to the previously active time.
If a schedule is missed because the console is offline (upgrades, reboots, etc), the schedule will make up for the lost time and scan since the set last scanned time.
You must deactivate a schedule before you can delete it.
You may need to modify an existing schedule in some way: add or take away resources, modify the scan period, etc. Editing can be triggered by clicking the
Editbutton from the action menu.
Make whatever changes are needed and click the
Whether you want to get rid of test schedules or a schedule that is no longer needed, you can easily delete a schedule from the action menu.
The schedule must be inactive before it can be deleted. The delete menu option will not appear until the schedule is in an
Delete a Schedule
If you need to run a schedule immediately or on-demand you can do so with the
Scan Nowoption for AV and
Classify Nowoption for DC in the action menu. If your schedule is an
All Filesschedule then for the selected resources all objects will be scanned. If the schedule is a
New Filesschedule then new objects from the last scan date will be scanned.
Scan Now and Classify Now
The provided search field will search anything in the Schedule Name, Schedule Description and Scan Frequency columns. On top of that, you can also search by volume names and any schedules that match the full or partial volume name will be displayed.
For Antivirus scanning, per gigabyte pricing varies based on whether the objects are new objects or existing objects. The same applies to scheduled scanning. If the schedule is going back over existing objects, you will get the
retro scanningprice. If the schedule covers new objects coming into the resource(s), then you will be charged the
go forwarddata price.
For Data Classification, you'll be charged per gigabyte pricing, only for the first time you classify a file. Repeat classifications of a file, even with new matching rules, are not charged.