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Scan status


After you trigger a manual scan, you can check the progress of the scan from the Scan Status page.

During manual or offline rescan, if a file under a specified directory does not exist, the scan marks that the data was deleted in Classification. This is applicable only when realtime scan is disabled. The deleted resources are stale and can be viewed under Stale Resources.

Scan IDs that have not resulted in any tag classification are periodically removed from the status page.

Status summaries

To check the status of your scans, select Discovery >Scan Status from the navigation menu.

Scans can have the following statuses:

  • Pending: Number of scan requests in pending state.

  • Listing: Number of scan requests in listing state.

  • Running: Number of scan requests in running state.

  • Success Number of successfully completed scan requests.

  • Failed: Number of failed scan requests.

  • Killed: Number of killed scan requests.

  • Cancelled: Number of cancelled scan requests.

  • Retry: Number of scan requests moved into retry state.


Scanning durations are shown for data in different stages. For example, Listing shows the time taken to scan the existing data.

List of individual scans

The Scan Status page displays a table of individual scans that includes the following information:

  • Scan Id: The scan ID with a clickable link to view a summary of the scan.

    The Scan Type is shown as Scan (which is a full scan) or Incremental.

  • Status: The status of the scan request.

  • Scan/Total Resource: The number of files or tables scanned out of the total number present in the scan request.

  • Application: The name of the application, such as Hadoop-Hive or Azure-ADLS.

  • Resource: The name of resource. Click the resource to view the classification page for that resource.

  • Create Time: The date and time that the scan was triggered.

  • Start Time: The start time of the scan.

  • End Time: The end time of scan.

  • Duration: The scan duration.

  • Request User: The name of the user who triggered the scan.

  • Type: The type of scan, such as offline or realtime scan.

  • Policy: The name of the policy.

View Individual Summary Reports

Click View Summary Report in the Scan Id column to view Summary Info details for the selected scan ID such as Tagged Resources, UnTagged Resources, Excluded, Failed Resources, Properties, Diagnostic Info, Logs, Scan Cleanup, and Stale Resources.

Export Scan Summary

To download the scan summary, click Export and follow the leading prompts.