Setting Resource Usage

DATA RECON allows you to manage how resource intensive running its scans will be.

Configuring resource usage allows you to manage DATA RECON’s impact on system resources, especially on production systems.

To begin setting resource usage for DATA RECON, look for the button labeled "Low CPU priority" on the dashboard.
Click on "Low CPU Priority" in the dashboard to manage Data Recon's resource usage.

Click on "Low CPU priority" to bring up the resource usage management dialog. Manage the CPU priority, search throughput and scan pause window in the "resource usage management" dialog box.

Limit CPU Throughput

DATA RECON will scan TARGETS in "Low priority" mode by default.

This keeps DATA RECON’s impact on host systems low so that it can be safely run on production machines.

Selecting "Normal priority" will run DATA RECON at a higher CPU priority, which may cause performance issues on the host system.

You can limit the rate at which DATA RECON scans data. By default, DATA RECON will scan data at the highest rate that your system’s hardware will allow.

Limiting the rate at which DATA RECON scans data will reduce the disk I/O load for the system running DATA RECON. If DATA RECON is scanning files outside of local storage, limiting search throughput will also reduce both the disk I/O load for the system being scanned and the stress put on the network.

Suspend Search Schedule

You can schedule a pause in a scan schedule.

This allows users to begin a scan and schedule it to pause during specific periods when system resources need to be freed up for production or critical use.