EV FSA Policies using Last Access Date
Using EV 8.0 SP5 i am archiving a number of volumes on a Windows 2003 Server, the volume policy is based upon Last Accessed < 13 Months. Unfortunately, this policy is not producing good results in relation to what gets archived.
After some investigation i conculded EV FSA is working correctly but there is a unknown system process which is causing the files on the server to be accessed. This is based upon inspection of a number of folders containing files we know have not been accessed by anyone for years however the last access date was within the last 3 months at 3 o'clock in the morning.
Is it possible that EV FSA could somehow be responsible perhaps during an archive run? Unlikely i know but i am desperate to understand what could be causing the issue. Other thoughts i had could were that it could be McAfee AV software but this doesn't scan these volumes, Netbackup Enterprise is used for backups but that wouldn't change access dates, another thought was diskeeper so i plan to remove this.
I am reluctant to move to a policy based on Last Modified Date because we do have lot of frequently accessed files which haven't been modified for a while.
If anyone can offer me some advice on how to track what might be causing the problem it would be much appreciated.