Archiving and Purging database - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.0.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

prodname
BlueCat Address Manager
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9.0.0

Use the database archive and purge operation to periodically save user transactions, system events, and user session information from the Address Manager database to files on the server. Doing this removes the information from the Address Manager database.

This information accumulates in the database over time and can substantially increase the size of the database. Periodically archiving and purging this information reduces the size and improves the performance of the database. Archived information can later be imported back into the database for review.
Warning: When performing an archive and purge operation with a value set in months, the transaction history information is NOT archived. Information is archived only when running an archive and purge operation with a value set in days. Use caution when performing this operation.

Archived data is written to the following files in the /data/archive directory on the Address Manager server:

  • access_rights_history.tbl
  • entity_history.tbl
  • entity_link_history.tbl
  • event_log.tbl
  • filter_history.tbl
  • history.tbl
  • ip6_ext_entity.tbl
  • lease_summary.tbl
  • metadata_field_history.tbl
  • metadata_value_history.tbl
  • session_info.tbl
After you perform archive and purge, you should move these files from the /data/archive directory and store them in a permanent repository.
Note: The archive and purge operation overwrites these files each time you run an archive and purge operation with a value set in days. Be sure to move these files from the /data/archive directory before initiating the next archive and purge operation.