This article provides a step by step on how to perform a collection with Dossier Linux Collector.
What is Dossier?
Unstructured data is one of the fastest growing data categories in the world. Dossier is designed to bring insight to unstructured data through rapid File Characterization and reporting management. Dossier enables IT professionals to provide PDF reports as it includes information for useful suggestions focusing on data capacity utilization, de-duplication effectiveness, and compression reduction percentage.
To get started, download and extract the Dossier software from www.liveoptics.com. You will need your Live Optics credentials to do so. If you have never logged into Live Optics before, go to https://app.liveoptics.com/register and request your account be created or contact your Dell Sales Team and request they register you to the Live Optics portal.
Dossier collector can be found on the Live Optics Portal in Collector > Dossier https://app.liveoptics.com/tools/dossier Click on "Download" button to save the Dossier .ZIP file locally to your computer.
How to Perform a Collection with Dossier Linux
- Unpack tar.gz file
- Dossier Linux Collector will be downloaded as Dossier.Linux.x64.tar.gz.
- Move the downloaded collector file to a new folder to make things easier.
- To unpack the tar.gz file use command the following command:
tar -xzf LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.x64.tar.gz
- Once tar.gz file is unpacked, you will notice that there is a file called: EULA_all.pdf and another one called: LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp file.
- Grant Collector Execution Rights
- Use chmod to allow the application to have execution rights.
chmod +x LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp
How to Show Help Options
To see what options parameters available to the Dossier Linux collect use the --help options.
How to Scan a Directory
To scan more than one directory by adding paths one after another with space:
./LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder\ 2/
How to Scan a Directory with Import file (Alternative)
Alternatively, multiple path can be place within a text file separated by a new line. Use this text file to import all the paths. To import the text file use --import parameter.
./LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp --import /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder\ 2/10Paths.txt
How to Scan Directory with Compression Option
Compression test by default is 0 percent. Using the --percmp option user require to input an integer value after this optional parameter to represent the percentage value.
./LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp --percmp 10 /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder\ 2/
How to Scan Directory with Deduplication Option
To perform a deduplication scan, use --dedup option.
./LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp --dedup /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder\ 2/
How to Scan Directory with Compression and Deduplication Option
./LiveOptics.Dossier.Linux.ConsoleApp --percmp 10 --dedup /mnt/c/Users/tamk1/Desktop/New\ folder\ 2