Enabling Data Cataloging for Reports - NAS iDataAgent

For file-level reporting, we recommend that you use the Data Analytics Report on Web Console. The data cataloging described in this section does not need to be enabled for the Data Analytics Report. For information and instructions, see Data Analytics - Overview.

You can configure the NAS subclients to collect information about file server clients and create reports based on that information with the Build Your Own Reports feature. Information can be collected only from NetApp 7Mode and EMC Celerra/VNX. The collected data includes:

  • Network shares
  • Logical volumes
  • Storage pools
  • CIFS shares

We recommend that you use the Data Analytics Report to view these types of information:

  • File types
  • File extensions

About This Task

  • The subclient must use a version 10 MediaAgent.
  • Catalog Additional File and System Attributes is not supported on SnapProtect subclients.


To enable collection of file and system data:
  1. From the CommCell Browser, locate the correct client computer node, and right-click the subclient for which you want to catalog file and system attributes, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced Options tab.
  3. Click Catalog additional file and system attributes.
  4. Click OK to save your settings.

Entering NAS Filer Credentials

After you enable data collection at the subclient level, you must enter NAS Filer credentials.

To enter NAS Filer credentials:

  1. Refresh the client list.
  2. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers | <Client>.
  3. Right-click NAS, point to All Tasks, and then select Credentials.

    The Configure NAS Filer Credentials dialog box appears.

  4. In the Hostname box, enter the name of the NAS filer for which you want to create a client.
  5. From the Type list, select the appropriate option for the type of filer that you use:
    • For NetApp Filers, select Network Appliance.
    • For EMC Celerra Filers, select EMC Celerra.
  6. Under CIFS/Microsoft Windows Networking, enter the NetBIOS name and CIFS user name and password.
  7. Click OK.

What to Do Next

Run a full backup job to collect data for reports. For instructions, see Full Backup.

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