Last access date vsa client

  • 28 January 2021
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I know the VSA client, an our hypervisor is VMware, uses a snapshot to perform the backup. Does this process modify the “last access” date for the VM and or files? I know you can configure the File iData agent to track this but cannot find if the snapshot modifies this attribute. Thanks.


Best answer by Damian Andre 28 January 2021, 15:53

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Hey @Bill - Good news, the snap should not the access time.

You can verify this on a test windows VM by running:

C:\>dir /ta

This will show you the last access time of all the files in the folder

Then, you can create a snapshot (quiesce ON, snap memory OFF), and then running it again to double-check that it has not changed.

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VMware uses CBT to track and backup recent changes.


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Thanks to you both for your replies and it provided me with the information and confirmation I required.