The Archive Configuration of Exchange Reporter Plus allows the monitoring data to be archived when it goes beyond a certain period. When the processed event log goes beyond a specified time period, the data is removed from the working database and is written to a separate SQL file for each time period. This file is zipped and stored in an archive folder in a specific location. This helps in maintaining the working database size for optimum performance.
To enable archiving,
Click on "Archive Configuration" in the left pane.
Check the categories to be archived.
Specify the number of days beyond which the processed event log data should be cleared from the database.
Specify the folder location for the archived data. By default the archived data is stored in the product installation directory: "C:\Program Files\ManageEngine\Exchange Reporter Plus\archive\"
Click on the "Run now" option for the clean-up schedule to run immediately. By default, the clean-up schedule runs daily at 2:00 A.M.
Save the archive settings.
Restore Archived Events
The "Restore Archived Events" under Archive Configuration can be used to restore the archived log data back into the working database. The archive folder specified in the "Archive Configuration" settings will contain zipped files of monitoring data pertaining to any category within a specific time period. Any of the archived data can be restored and dumped into the database.
To restore archived data,
Click on the "Restore Archived Events" link at the top right corner.
All the archived data entries are listed with details of archive category, time period and an option to load/unload the data.
The "Category" option at the top can be used to filter and display the archived data entries pertaining to a single category.
To load archive data, click on "Load" icon under Actions column.
Once the data is loaded, select a custom date range for viewing the reports.
Re-archiving Restored data
All the restored archived events are displayed with the "Unload" icon against them. This will remove the restored data again from the database and archive it.
To unload the data again from the working database, click on the unload icon.
Restored archive data older than 2 days (48 hours) in the database will be automatically re-archived.