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Access legal hold data using WebDAV

 

inSync On-premise 5.4 Administrator Guide
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Step 1 of 2: Obtain WebDAV access details

To access legal hold data using WebDAV, you must obtain the WebDAV access details. The WebDAV access details include your credentials and URLs to the storage where user data resides. If the users’ data is backed up on multiple storage, multiple WebDAV URLs are created.

To obtain the WebDAV access details

  1. Click the relevant legal hold policy.
  2. Click Data Access. The data access URL and authentication details appear in the WebDAV Access Details area.

Step 2 of 2: Select a method for WebDAV access

You can access WebDAV by using the following methods:

Access WebDAV by using a mapped network drive

Windows

Before you begin

If you are using a self-signed certificate, before you access WebDAV, you must first install the self-signed certificate as a Trusted Root Certificate. However, we recommend that you install and use a certificate signed by a Trusted Certificate Authority (CA). Using a self-signed certificate might involve potential security risks.

Procedure

To access WebDAV by using a mapped network drive

  1. Ensure that WebClient service is running on your laptop.
  2. Click the Start menu.
  3. Right-click Computer > Map network drive. The Map Network Drive window appears.
  4. On the Map Network Drive window, provide the appropriate information for each field.
    • Select a drive and enter the WebDAV URL. For example: https://192.168.52.188/webdav.
    • Select the Connect using different credentials check box.
    • Click Finish. The Enter Network Password window appears.
  5. On the Enter Network Password window, provide the username and password, and then click OK.

Mac

Before you begin

If you are using a self-signed certificate, before you access WebDAV, you must first install the self-signed certificate by using the Keychain Access utility in Mac. By using the same utility, you can then update the Trust setting for this certificate and mark it as a certificate that is always trusted for all users. However, we recommend that you install and use a certificate signed by a Trusted Certificate Authority (CA). Using a self-signed certificate might involve potential security risks.

Procedure

To access WebDAV by using a mapped network drive
  1. Open Finder.
  2. On the menu bar, click Go > Connect to Server. The Connect to Server window appears.
  3. In the Server Address, type the WebDav URL. For example: https://192.168.52.188/webdav.
  4. Click Connect.
  5. On the Enter Network Password window, provide the username and password, and then click Connect.

Access WebDAV by using a web browser

To access WebDAV by using a web browser

  1. Open a web browser.
  2. In the address bar, type the WebDAV URL and press Enter.
    Note: If you are using a self-signed certificate, an untrusted certificate alert appears. Depending on the browser that you are using, you can click Proceed anywayI Understand the Risks, or Continue to proceed. However, we recommend that you install and use a root certificate signed by a Trusted Certificate Authority (CA) because using a self-signed certificate might involve potential security risks.
  3. Type the username and password.
  4. Click Ok
Note: WebDrive client is also supported to access WebDAV. After you install and configure a WebDrive client on your computer, provide the WebDAV access details.

How legal hold data is arranged

After the WebDAV authentication, the legal hold policy folders appear. The hierarchy of the legal hold policy folders is as follows:

LegalHoldFolder.jpg
  • A legal hold policy folder contains folders for users that are on legal hold.
  • Each user folder contains device folders. 
  • Each device folder contains backed up folders. 
  • Each backup folder contains files and folders included in the backup.

Before a user is put on legal hold, inSync has backed up data multiple times. During these times, the user can modify or rename folders and files at multiple occasions. Therefore, inSync appends a version number is appended in the backed up folders and file names. This version number indicates the snapshot number in which the folder or file is modified or renamed. A snapshot is a “point in time image” of the backup folders and indicates the state of the backup folders, which at a particular point of time.​

If you view all backup data, then different versions of the same folders and files appear. For example: 

  • My Documents,v1/Jellyfish,v2.png
  • My Documents, v1/Jellyfish,v3.png 

Where, v2 and v3 are the second and the third version of the same file. This means that the user has modified Jellyfish.png twice.

If you view the last backup data of users, only the latest versions of the folders and files appear. This means that you will see only one version of the folders and files. For example:

  • My Documents, v1/Jellyfish,v3.png

Where, v3 is the latest version of the file.

Note: A version of deleted files and folders is available on the storage. You can view the deleted version only if you view all backup data of the user. However, if this deleted folder or file is deleted from the storage due to the compaction policy before the user is put on legal hold, the folder or file is permanently deleted from the storage and you cannot view this data.
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