I store a large amount of sensitive patient data on an offline external disk that is only attached as required. I do this to mitigate risk of unauthorised access due to attack vectors that gives the attacker access to all files and folders my user account has access to.
I’d like to be able to index all the metadata relating to these files so I can perform searches and if required to read the file then I attach the external drive. I don’t want any of the content of the files indexed on my Mac’s internal drive, just the file metadata. Therefor if an attacker gained access to my Mac and the DT database they could only get access to all the file metadata but not any of the content.
I attempted to index files on an external disk but DT indexed the full contents and also thumbnails of the pdf’s etc. Can DT do what I need?