1.4 New in Version 6.0

Target-Driven Policies

These new policies perform data management tasks through a direct association with a folder or share in the Windows network file system. The data management capabilities that were previously available in Groom operations and Copy operations, are now available as Content Control policies and Data Location policies respectively. For more information, see Section 10.1.1, Content Control Policies and Section 10.1.2, Data Location Policies.

The introduction of Epoch Data Protection policies allow you to archive the contents and permissions of High-Value Targets located on the network. Advanced technology allows views of the archived data and permissions over an established period of time. Administrators can grant designated users known as “Data Owners” to view and recover data and permissions. For more information, see Section 10.1.3, Data Protection Policies.

Finally, the introduction of Workload policies provide the ability to import externally-generated files, such as security reports from Micro Focus File Reporter, and perform operations, such as rectifying the location of these files for optimization and regulatory compliance. For more information, see Section 10.6, Create a Workload Policy.

Admin Client

The Admin Client (formerly referred to as SMAdmin) has been updated and reorganized to allow logical separation of management to fit both Identity-Driven and Target-Driven paradigms. Additionally, the new administrative utility includes new dashboards and graphical elements that simplify administration. For more information, see Section 3.2, Using the Admin Client Interface.


File Dynamics includes an advanced scheduling system for Target-Driven workloads. With an Outlook-inspired UI, policies can drive action against High-Value Targets at a designated time and optionally recur on a regular basis. For more information, see Section 10.0, Creating Target-Driven Policies.

Data Owner Client

The Data Owner Client provides a personal dashboard and a framework for allowing designated data owners extensible control over managing data. It is the means of interaction with Epoch Data Protection capabilities, including the viewing of contents, rendering, and recovery. Additionally, it is the means of specifying and initiating data relocation or other operations through Workload policies. For more information, see About the Data Owner Client in the Micro Focus File Dynamics 6.5 Data Owner Client Guide.