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EV 10.0.1 FSA archive based on Last Access Time

Created: 25 Sep 2013 • Updated: 30 Sep 2013 | 5 comments
ia01's picture
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Does FSA use its own record of last access date for files or does it rely on the OS (Windows)?

Since Windows Vista, for performance reasons, Microsoft have changed the Date Accessed field to only report the date a file was created and not accessed.

In that case this option is useless.

In Windows 2003 Last access time record is enabled by default. But if you just scroll through files or view properties of a file last access time gets modified.

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Arjun Shelke's picture

I believe its the Windows OS time which FSA uses.

Nate.D's picture

It appears from the testing Ive done, and reviewing the reports, that it does use the windows OS time.

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EV_Ajay's picture

That's right , FSA uses last access date & time of windows OS time.



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FreKac2's picture

As already stated above it's based on the OS on the file server.

In my experience "Last Access Time" have always been more or less useless :)

E.g. different programs accessing the file even though it's not a user, antivirus, backups etc. breaks whatever you pick as an archiving date.