Best way to identify old files for backup-archive
Posted on 2009-05-15
I'm hitting a road block on a tasking.
Ojective - to identify and then archive all files on a server that have not been accessed in the last two years. Sounds simple, right? Not so much...
Normally, we would just want to key off of the Last Accessed Date, but it looks like its horribly unreliable and seems to change based on how hard the wind is blowing. Really strange behavior.
The modified date is good, but not what my director wants us to use.
How do you handle archiving of old data? Is there another windows option that you use? Is there a 3rd party app that does this for you? Im not finding anything really definitive in my searches. Were just trying to find our way through yet another strange and challenging obstacle course of requirements.