13.4 Viewing a Policy Run History of Files that Failed to Move

During a policy run, the Standard Policy engine records information about any file that should move but fails to move. A file should move if it meets all of the filter options in a policy. Reasons that a file might fail to move during a policy run include the following:

When policies are run at the same time, the policies are grouped and run together by direction: Primary to Secondary and Secondary to Primary. Statistics about the files that failed to move are aggregated based on the two direction categories, and not by the individual policies in the same run.

The Total files failed to move run history statistics for a policy run lists the files that failed to move in a given direction. For each file, the Run History report includes the full path of the file name, the file extension, the file size, and a comment for any error messages.

A file can appear to fail to move if you schedule policies to run at the same time that move files in opposite directions. If the file is not listed in the Total files failed to move run history, look for it in the Total files moved run histories for the Primary to secondary and Secondary to primary statistics for the policy run as described in Section 13.3, Viewing a Policy Run History of Files Moved.

To view the run history for files that failed to move in a policy run:

  1. In the Management Console, connect to the DynamicFS server that you want to manage.

  2. In the left panel, select the Pairs folder to view a list of pairs in the right panel.

  3. Double-click the pair name to open the pair’s Statistics dialog box, then select the Pair execution history tab.

  4. In the Date and Time area at the bottom of the Pair Execution History page, use the left-arrow and right-arrow to select the run you want to explore.

    The selected run is highlighted with a red disk at the top of its bar in the graph.

  5. In the left panel under Primary to Secondary or Secondary to Primary, click the link for Total files failed to move.

    The Run History dialog box opens with a list of files that should have moved in the selected direction but did not move.

  6. Use any of the following options to view information or locate a file of interest:

    Scroll: The list is paged to show up to 1000 files at a time. On each page, scroll down to see up to 1000 file names listed.

    Page: Click the left-arrow and right-arrow to move page-by-page through the run history. You can also use the Page drop-down list to jump directly to a page.

    Sort: Click the heading of a column to sort the list by file name, file extension, file size, or comment.

    IMPORTANT:The sorting is text-based, so it lists the information alphabetically, not numerically.

    Filter: Use the filter option in the upper right corner to type a sequence of letters to find specific files in the list. Specify the sequence in the field, then click the magnifying glass to apply the filter.

  7. When you are done viewing the list, close the Run History dialog box. (Click the X in the upper right corner, or press Alt+F4.)