Device message migration to new local collector
We have added a local collector to our site and now want to migrate devices to it from one of the existing collectors. Is there any way, once we've redirected our devices to log to the new collector, of also moving their messages so we can delete the devices from the original collector, free up the device license there and still maintain historical analysis for the device?
Yes this is possible. As RSA enVision stores all the data in the flat files on the NAS in a particular structure, you can copy those files to the exact location on the New collector and restart the at least the Locator service on the respective DS to have that data located on the new location.
There is a chance of losing maximum of 1 day's worth of data as enVision switch the files at 12:00 a.m. UTC time. Any data during the time between switching devices from Old Collector to New collector will be lost.
Note: Please try this method only if you understand completely the data directory/file structure of enVision on storage device. This may cause you loosing data.
Hope this helps.
Kuljeet, thank you for the response. I have tested your method and it works, but we also had to run the lsmaint.exe -rebuild -storagelocation="" command to rebuild the index on the new collector before we were able to include the data for analysis and reports. Our full migration is scheduled for next week. I will post again afterwards to let all know how it goes. Thanks again.
I going to move devices to a new collector. Just make sure i do understant and reduce le data lost. Steps are :
Change collector closer as possible of data switch time
Lsmaint move ...
Lsmaint rebluilt ...
Then restart locator
Am i rignt?
Thanks a lot.
Essentially correct. We configured our devices to log to the new collector. Once the device was discovered to the new collector, we moved its files from the old collector directory to the newly created directory and ran the lsmaint –rebuild command. We were moving files for several hundred devices at a time and the rebuild took quite a long time. You may want to break up the moves in smaller chunks if you have a lot of devices. Also, we attempted to manually create the devices’ directory structure in the new collector, but this would not work. We had to allow the collector to discover the devices and build the directories dynamically.
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