Getting Started with DataGuard

System requirements

Check out this list before you go have fun with it:

  • Java Platform Standard Edition Runtime Environment Version 6.0 or above.

The MasterPassword

DataGuard defends your data and your privacy. All your data is encrypted and is accessible only to you. The overall security provided by dataGuard is controlled by only one strong secret called the master password. So, after you open the program, the first operation is to set the master password using the Main Menu -> Edit -> MasterPassword. Once the master password is created, it is time to use dataGuard. Do not forget your master password, because next time you start the program you will need to remember the same secret.

Using DataGuard

When you start DataGuard, the right view contains the list, with a brief description, of the translational layers currently implemented. You can use any of the layers just by clicking on them. DataGuard will show a friendly and pretty self-explanatory login dialog, where you have to insert your username and password. DataGuard assumes that you are already registered with the translation layer that you have chosen. Once logged to the service, the remote file system will be shown in a separate tab.

Remote View

For each translational layer DataGuard provides a view similar to the one provided by the modern operating systems. Using the view you can perform all the commons file system operation, like create files and directories, cut, copy and paste of file and directories, rename, delete, etc.

Search Function

File systems allow users to search for documents that contain a particular keyword. Hence, DataGuard proposes a novel index based approach for executing keyword based queires at the server. Using the search pane, DataGuard allows users to execute metadata and content queries.