5.9 Scheduling Reports

Novell File Reporter lets you easily schedule reports to be generated according to the parameters and frequency you specify. Regularly scheduled reports can benefit an organization by providing a timely analysis of such things as file access, growth, and what types of files have been saved since the last scheduled report. This helps you determine what actions, if any, to take.

  1. Launch NFRAdmin.

  2. In the Scan region of NFRAdmin, browse down to the level of the file system that you want to include in the report, right-click the scan, directory, subdirectory, then select the report type you want to generate.

  3. In the report dialog box that appears, specify any applicable additional criteria in the Additional Criteria region.

  4. Click Set Filter. In the dialog box that appears, specify your filter parameters or open a saved filter through Import Filter Settings.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • Click Preview Report > Schedule.

    • Click Detail Report > Schedule.

    The Report Schedule dialog box appears.

    The dialog box displays the scan schedule for the storage resource to help you avoid generating a report during the scheduled scan. To get the most accurate report, schedule the report after the scheduled scan.

  6. In the Description field, specify a description of the report to make it easily identifiable. For example, “Owner Report Volume: Engineering” or “Prohibited Files Report Volume: Akron.”

  7. In the Report Schedule Time field, specify the time of day (in twenty-four hour time) you want the report generated.

  8. In the Retention Time field, specify the number of days you want the report available for viewing.

  9. In the Recurrence region of the dialog box, select the recurrence option you want.

  10. Click OK.

    A message appears that a new report has been added.

  11. Click OK.

  12. To view the newly scheduled report, click the Administration tab in NFRAdmin, then click Report Schedules. The newly scheduled report is appended to the list of other scheduled reports.