To generate a report, the NFR Engine takes all of the scans that are applicable to the specifications of the report and consolidates them by indexing the applicable scans into a single report.
With terabytes of information being examined and reported on, the size of a decompressed report can be in the gigabytes. For this reason, when you want to view a report, or more likely, very specific information through a filtered report, Novell® File Reporter decompresses only the information you want to see from the report for viewing on a computer workstation monitor.
Figure 5-1 Compression and decompression with Novell File Reporter
To best demonstrate the capabilities of Novell File Reporter, this section presents the following sections in the order outlined below:
Creating single storage resource reports manually
Creating multiple storage resource reports manually
Scheduling reports so that they are generated automatically
Live File Listings
The Policy Path Reporter