Archiver: Increase Overall Data Retention in Archiver

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You can increase data retention in an Archiver by increasing the overall compression ratio by selecting the appropriate compression option in the Services > View > Explore view.

You can also adjust the compression level to gain more speed or higher compression.

Increase Overall Data Retention

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
  2. Select an Archiver service.
  3. In the Actions column, select View > Explore.
  4. Select database in the node tree.
  5. Double-click config in the grid on the right.
  6. Hover over meta.compression in the grid.
    A tool tip with information about the supported compression types is displayed.
  7. Right-click meta.compression and select Properties.
  8. Select set from the drop-down options.
  9. Type one of the required parameter values. 
    Available values are nonegzip, bzip2 and lzma. Compression ratio improves and compression speed decreases moving left to right in the spectrum of gzip, bzip2 and lzma.
    For example:
    If you need to compress a particular database to the smallest size and you don't care about speed, select lzma and level9.
    If you want some compression and want it to be as fast as possible, select gzip.
    If you need better compression than gzip but it needs to be faster than lzma then select bzip2

Note: Selecting lzma or bzip2 instead of gzip slows down the data ingestion.

  1. Click Send.
    The response output section displays the status of the process.

Note: You can follow the same process for packet.compression.

Set Compression Level to Gain More Speed or Higher Compression

  1. In the Security Analytics menu, select Administration > Services.
  2. Select an Archiver service.
  3. In the Actions column, select View > Explore.
  4. Select database in the node tree.
  5. Double-click config in the grid on the right.
  6. Hover over meta.compression.level in the grid.
    A tool tip with information about the supported compression levels is displayed.
  7. Right-click meta.compression.level and select Properties.
  8. Select set from the drop-down options.
  9. Type the required parameter value.
    Available values are 0-9. 1 denotes the fastest, 9 denotes the best, and 0 denotes a good balance between speed and compression.
  10. Click Send.
    The response output section displays the status of the process.

Note: You can follow the same process for packet.compression.level.

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