About FSA Reporting

Article:HOWTO58358  |  Created: 2011-08-01  |  Updated: 2013-07-12  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO58358
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About FSA Reporting

FSA Reporting provides summary analysis reports on the active data on your file servers, and on the data that has been archived from them.

FSA Reporting's data analysis reports include information on the following:

  • The number of archived files for each file server, and the space used and saved as a result of archiving. You can also view the 10 largest files in a volume.

  • Active and archived space usage by different file groups, per server and per archive point.

  • Numbers of unaccessed or duplicated files, and the space they are occupying.

  • Used and free space on the drives of each file server.

  • Storage growth trends for the FSA archiving targets on a file server. Trends are shown for both the file server and the vault store.

Many of the reports provide either an overall view for all the file servers that are configured for FSA Reporting, or a detailed view for a named file server.

In order to access FSA Reporting's reports, the Enterprise Vault Reporting component must be installed and configured on a machine with the required prerequisites, including Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services. You use the SQL Server Reporting Services Report Manager web application to view the reports.

You must also configure FSA Reporting for each target file server for which you want to obtain reports. The Administration Console provides wizards to help you do the following:

  • The first time that you enable a target file server target for FSA Reporting, a wizard helps you to set up an FSA Reporting database to hold the FSA Reporting scan data.

    When you enable another target file server for FSA Reporting, you can assign the file server to an existing FSA Reporting database, or create another database. Multiple FSA Reporting databases can provide scalability if you obtain FSA Reporting data for many file servers.

  • For a Windows file server, install the FSA Agent on the file server if the agent is not already present.

  • For a non-Windows file server you must select another server to act as the FSA Reporting proxy server. The FSA Reporting proxy server gathers the FSA Reporting data for one or more non-Windows file servers.

    Any of the following can act as an FSA Reporting proxy server, subject to some additional prerequisites:

    • An Enterprise Vault server in the Enterprise Vault site.

    • A Windows server that is configured as a file server archiving target in the Enterprise Vault site.

    • A Windows server on the network.

For information on configuring and managing FSA Reporting, and on viewing and interpreting the FSA reports, see the Reporting guide.

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