Configuring Database Maintenance (Data Retention for Network Devices)

This section is common to all the editions of IT360 - Professional Edition, Enterprise Edition (Probes only) and MSP Edition (Probes only).

To plot graphs and generate reports, IT360 collects data from managed devices at regular intervals. By default, IT360 aggregates performance data into hourly data at the end of each hour. The hourly data thus calculated will be aggregated into daily data at the end of each day. These aggregated data will be used in graphs and reports.

IT360 allows you to maintain a database with the required data. By default, the detailed data will be maintained for 7 days, the hourly data for 30 days and the daily data for 365 days. After the specified period, the database will be cleaned up automatically.

Steps to Configure Database Maintenance Settings

To configure your own settings for database maintenance, follow the steps given below:

  1. Login to IT360 console with the Username and Password of an Admin user.

  2. Click the Admin tab in the header pane.

  3. Click Reporting Settings under Reporting. Click the Data Retention tab.

  4. Choose Network Devices from the Actions profiles for dropdown.

  5. Specify relevant values in the following fields:

    1. Alarms Database - The maximum number of recent alarms, to be maintained in the database, must be specified here. For instance, if you want a history of last 500 alarms, specify the value as 500.

    2. Performance Database - The cleanup interval of the raw data as well as the archived data must be specified here. The below statistics need to be entered;

      • Detailed Statistics - Configure the number of days, data to be retained in the raw table (STATSDATA_<DATE>). This table contains the values at each poll. Default is 7 days.

      • Hourly Statistics - Data is archived every one hour and is stored in the STATSDATA_HOURLY table. Configure the number of days data to be retained. Default is 15 days.

      • Daily Statistics - Data is archived every day from the above table and is stored in STATSDATA_DAILY table. By default, data for 365 days are stored here. Configure the required period.

  6. Click Save to apply the changes.

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