Microsoft Purview data governance

Dineth 0 Reputation points


I m trying to crate Purview data governance scan for AWS S3 bucket . But I m getting this error "A data source already exists for this target: customerinfopurview" when I run the scanner.


Microsoft Purview
Microsoft Purview
A Microsoft data governance service that helps manage and govern on-premises, multicloud, and software-as-a-service data. Previously known as Azure Purview.
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  1. PRADEEPCHEEKATLA-MSFT 73,731 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello @Dineth

    Thanks for the question and using MS Q&A platform.

    This is an excepted behaviour once the data source is registered in a collection cannot be registered in other collection. That's the reason you are experiencing this error message - "A data source already exists for this target: customerinfopurview"

    Unfortuantely, it is not possible to scan same datasource in different collection.

    Reason: Data sources, scans, and assets can belong to only one collection.

    By design, you can't register data sources multiple times in a single Microsoft Purview account. This architecture helps to avoid the risk of assigning different levels of access control to a single data source. If multiple teams consume the metadata of a single data source, you can register and manage the data source in a parent collection. You can then create corresponding scans under each subcollection so that relevant assets appear under each child collection.

    For more details, refer to Microsoft Purview collections architectures and best practices.

    Hope this helps. Do let us know if you any further queries.

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