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Maintaining timestamp metadata on CIFS, HDFS, and LFS connectors

On CIFS, HDFS, and LFS connectors, users can create workflows that migrate and copy HCP Anywhere documents between sources while maintaining the timestamped metadata to better help regulate them.

File system-based connector actions can be used to overwrite the timestamp of the crawled documents. When time metadata is added, it contains all matching timestamps from the original documents and the modification timestamp. The copy of the document is performed by the HCI Write action, which leverages the HCP Anywhere (System-wide) whitelist from the connector's filter stage to read the data.

ImportantMaintaining timestamp metadata is intended for administrative or auditor-level users.

Which metadata can be overwritten is entirely dependent upon your file system connector:

  • For CIFS connectors, Access Time, Change Time, Creation Time, and Modification Time are available.
    NoteThe timestamp changes to the same timestamp as the Creation Time and Access Time after the document has been copied from the HCP Anywhere connector by the CIFS connector.
  • For LFS connectors, Access Time, Creation Time and Modification Time are available.
  • For HDFS connectors, Access Time and Modification Time are available.
NoteTime metadata is maintained on directories only when the Document Discovery > Process All Documents workflow config is set to True. For more information on the Process All Documents setting, see Document Discovery settings.

To overwrite your timestamps with the most currently crawled data:


  1. Click the Data Connections window.

  2. Click Add Data Connection.

  3. In the Type field, select the type of connection you want to create (CIFS, LFS, or HDFS).

  4. Configure the connector.

  5. Enable the Process All Documents setting.

  6. Click Create.


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