Access Time Errors Encountered During Samba File System Discovery
- Article Number: 000007079
- Products: Data Security, Forcepoint DLP, TRITON AP-DATA
- Version: 8.7, 8.6, 8.5, 8.4, 8.3, 8.2, 8.1, 8.0, 7.8, 7.7
- Last Published Date: July 31, 2020
When Data Security Discovery tasks on Samba file systems are configured to preserve the original access time, there are errors reported that the access time could not be reverted.
Default installations of Samba limit the ability to change the "last access time" property of a file. When Data Security is configured to restore the last access time to its original value, it is unable to do so, which results in error messages. It is not necessary to revert the last access time on Samba file systems because this value is not modified when Discovery is performed.
As a best practice, do not check the option of preserving access time in discovery tasks for Samba file systems. Leaving this option unchecked will still preserve the original access time, but it will not produce any errors.
The Preserve original access time option is located on the Advanced page of the discovery setup wizard under File access timestamp. The steps are as follows:
Keywords: DLP Data Security Discovery; Samba File System Discovery; Preserve Original Access Time; Could Not Preserve; Discovery Issue; Error Message; UI Issue;