Archive Inspector

The Archive Inspector is used to locate files in an archive. The respective access group user can launch and purge files found in the archive. As soon as the target file is located, it is treated as a regular UNIX and standard commands can be used to interact with it.


 It is not encouraged to alter or remove a file from the archive using UNIX commands. If altering is desired, make a copy of the file. If removal is desired, use the Archive Inspector.

To open the Archive Inspector, click the Manage button from the top bar and select Archive Inspector from the list.

The Archive Inspector Main Window


Sensitive information is blurred on the screen. You will see the actual path of the file when using the Archive Inspector.

Searching the Archive

Initially, the dialog is empty and must be populated with data using the corresponding Search Archive dialog. When you click on the Search button, the Search Archive dialog appears where you can select the number of rows you want to view in the Archive Inspector. Each row represents information about a data batch (file).

The Search Archive dialog


Archive Profile

Select the Archive profile that corresponds to the data of interest. If no profile is selected archive entries for all profiles will be shown.


Option to narrow the search with respect to the workflow that archived the file.

AgentOption to narrow the search with respect to the agent that archived the file.


Option to search for data archived during a certain period. You can either select the User Defined option in the drop-down list and then enter date and time in the From and To fields, or you can select one of the predefined time intervals in the drop-down list; Last Hour, TodayYesterdayThis WeekPrevious WeekLast 7 DaysThis Month or Previous Month.

Accessing the Inspector

The Archive Inspector table shows the file(s) based on the search criteria specified in the Archive Inspector#Search Archive dialog.

Archive Inspector Table - Selection 

Each file (row) in the table has a set of properties associated with it. 



Refers to the ID of the archived entry.


Full name of the archiving workflow. The format is <folder>.<configuration>.<workflow name>


Name of the archiving agent.

File path

The full path of the file stored on disk.


The time when the entry was inserted in the archive.

MIM Values

Adherent MIM resources are defined as Logged MIM Data in the Archiving agent configuration dialog.


Name of the profile used to archive the file.


If the profile is not available, <Profile not found> message is displayed.

An example screen:

Table Toolbar

The table toolbar for the Archive Inspector presents with more options to manipulate data within the table. 


Table Toolbar - Default View

The following are the buttons found on the toolbar:

Default options


Displays the Search Archive dialog where search criteria may be defined to identify the files to be displayed, see Archive Inspector#Search Archive for more information.

RefreshRefreshes the table.

Delete All

Deletes all shown items.

With one file selected
Clear Selection(s)

Clears the currently selected item(s).

View Raw Data

Opens the Raw Data Viewer screen. An example of a Raw Data Viewer dialog: 

View MIM Values

Shows the associated MIM values. For further information, see the figure below:

MIM Values Dialog


The dialog also appears when you double-click on a row of the table.

DeleteDeletes the currently selected file. 
With multiple file(s) selected
Clear Selection(s)Clears the current selection.
DeleteDelete selected files.


If Keep Files is disabled in the Archive profile, all selected files are removed from the archive, including their corresponding references in the database. If Keep Files is enabled or if the Archive profile that archived the entry is not available, only the references are removed while the files shown in Archive Inspector are still kept on disk. Refer to the documentation on the Keep Files option to know more.