000013071 - Saving disk space by removing enVision database and index files

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Article Number000013071
Applies ToenVision
IssueSaving disk space by removing enVision database and index files
running low on physical disk space
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Here is a house keeping procedure if you wish to save disk space by removing data for a device such as ?nic? and restoring it later for reporting purposes:


  

 


  

1)       Remote Desktop to the enVision system and login with an administrative account


  

2)       Use Windows Explorer locate the monthly directory for the ?nic? device which is used to store the monthly databases and indexes e.g. ..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\nic\<node_IPaddress>\y2008\m01 and make copies of the monthly directories you wish to save onto a secure system for archiving.


  

3)       Delete the data for the a device such as ?nic? using the ?lsmaint? program located in the ..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\bin directory
  
   e.g. ..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\bin\lsmaint -delete -device nic -gmt -time yyyymmdd yyyymmdd
  
   ** DO NOT delete the current month?s directory as this will introduce a complexity for restoring and rebuilding indexes for reporting, if required at a later date. **


  

4)       After the save and removal of the data you will need to rebuild the indexes using ?..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\bin\lsmaint -rebuild all?


  

Restoring the data for reporting purposes would require the following:


  

 


  

1)       Remote Desktop to the enVision system and login with an administrative account


  

2)       Copy the monthly directories back into the database/index directory structure as it was before.
  
   e.g.
   ?..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\nic\<node_IPaddress>\y2008\m01? was copied to a secure system as ?..\archive\nic\<node_IPaddress>\y2008\m01?. Restore ?nic\<node_IPaddress>\y2008\m01? back into ?..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\nic\<node_IPaddress>\y2008\m01?


  

3)       Rebuild the indexes using ?..\nic\lsnode\data\<nodename>\bin\lsmaint -rebuild all?


  

4)       Configure and run reports on the data restored.


  

 


  

 

** Please note: this knowledge article is focused more on RSA enVision appliances which are standalone, such as the ES Series **

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