1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 12, 2016 8:24 AM by mrichardson

    Wildcards in DLP Discover

    mrichardson

      Is there anyway to do wildcards in directory patterns for Discovery scans?

       

      I've got a home directory share with hundreds of user directories. I'd like to break the scan up by scanning

      \\server\home\a*

      \\server\home\b*

      etc.

       

      That doesn't seem to work the way I'm doing it.

       

      Any thoughts?

        • 1. Re: Wildcards in DLP Discover
          mrichardson

          OK... I'm answering my own question. Maybe someone else will find this useful.

          I was told by support that I couldn't wildcard searches like I asked above.  It turns out you can... but not at the root of the share. In other words, if you're scanning \\server\share you can't wildcard a*,b*,etc.

          But you CAN do it if you're working with a subdirectory.

          Say your node is "server" , your share is "F$", you've got a subdirectory named "home", and user directories under that. You can then scan the share and add criteria for "directory pattern contains home/a*

          Kind of like this picture... I've got homes/home/a*  because of nested directories, but you get the point.wildcard search.PNG