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Can I re-run a scan in VT Web?

Yes you can re-run a scan in VT Web. 

There are two ways you can do this:

  1. Run a new scan targeted at the specific set of URL's scanned in the original scan
  2. Run a new scan targeted at the same start URL as the original scan

 

Both of these approaches will create a new scan, allowing you to compare the results of the old versus the new side by side.

Run a new scan targeted at the specific set of URL's scanned in the original scan

You use this approach when you wish to re-run analysis on the specific set of pages that were contained in the original scan, and compare the results side by side. Rather than crawling your target site again to find pages to scan, this approach simply targets the same set of pages that were in the original scan. It guarantees the same set of pages are analyzed, and it is faster than re-crawling the target site.

 

  1. Select the original scan in VT Web
  2. From the 'More' menu on the toolbar select 'Export Page List'. This will generate and Excel export containing the list of URL's in the scan
  3. Now run a new scan in VT Web, and select the third tab ('Specific URLs')
  4. Copy and paste the set of URLs from the excel export in step 2.
  5. Run the scan

 

Run a new scan target at the same start URL as the original scan

For example if the original scan was 100 pages from www.abc.com, you can simply run a new 100 pages scan on www.abc.com.

This will re-crawl the www.abc.com site to identify pages to analyze. Any new pages or changes in site structure will impact the analysis results.

You use this approach when you want to view of the overall quality of the site rather than a side by side comparison of a specific set of pages.

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