That makes sense that an updated pattern would cause a rescan, but I don't know if that's what we see in the real world. When I did the full scan it took hours upon hours and caused the users to have trouble opening their databases. I haven't investigated this, though... Chris Whisonant Comporium Senior Mid-Range Systems Administrator IBM eServer Certified Systems Expert - iSeries Technical Solutions V5R2 IBM Certified Associate System Administrator - Lotus Notes and Domino 6 803.326.7270 (W) 803.326.6142 (F) rob@xxxxxxxxx Sent by: domino400-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 03/10/2004 03:55 PM Please respond to Lotus Domino on the iSeries / AS400 <domino400@xxxxxxxxxxxx> To Domino400@xxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject Trend Micro's Scan mail, DBSCAN and incremental scanning I just got off the phone with someone at Trend's support, and since it seemed that English was not her primary language I wanted to run this by the list to see if her statement was not what other's have observed. The reason that I originally called was that if I use incremental scanning for DBSCAN would I miss viruses that a newer pattern would find. For example I scan database xyz.nsf with pattern file 200 and it says it is clean. However, since pattern file 200 is old it missed the gooneygoohoo virus. Now, I've made no changes to xyz.nsf at all. I perform an incremental scan on xyz.nsf with the latest and greatest pattern file (that will catch the gooneygoohoo virus), will it skip the xyz.nsf database since it was already scanned clean? Her answer was no, since I have a newer pattern file, it will not do an incremental scan. This begs the next question: Since we check for pattern files 4 times a day, and you can pretty much guarantee a new pattern file on a daily basis, is telling it to do an incremental scan on a weekly basis a waste because it's going to do a full scan anyway (new pattern file)? She said yes. Anyone's experience differ from her observations? Granted, her observations take more time, but currently I agree with the concept. Rob Berendt -- Group Dekko Services, LLC Dept 01.073 PO Box 2000 Dock 108 6928N 400E Kendallville, IN 46755 http://www.dekko.com _______________________________________________ This is the Lotus Domino on the iSeries / AS400 (Domino400) mailing list To post a message email: Domino400@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/domino400 or email: Domino400-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/domino400.
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