How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days (550 Views)
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chanchal123
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How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

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Hi experts!

 

I need to keep all DP session logs for 365 days, can anyone help me for doing this and also suggest the space required for implementing the same.

 

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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Chanchal Haldar
hp DP admin
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Johnc_3
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Re: How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

Hi Chanchal,

 

The way to keep all session messages is to make the protection of every backup permanent.  However, this would mean that your IDB gets extremely large and quite cumbersome to backup/restore.

 

Why do you need to do this?  There is an auditing feature that you can find under the Internal database section which may help you achieve what you need.

 

Hope this helps.

 

John

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Bob_Clark
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Re: How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

I agree with John about setting the protection, however, you can leave the Data Protection (which includes messages) as Permanent, or 52 weeks, but set your catalog protection to a quite lower value, lets say, for the sake of argument, 30 days

 

When Catalog protection expires, Daily Maintenance will delete the catalog, which takes up the most space, but leave Data information behind

 

I worry about your media in this case, because that is all going to have to be protected too.  Are you looking to save EVERY message from every session, just errors, or a summary of your backups?  There are a few reporting commands that you can run if you don't necessarily need to save everything

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chanchal123
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Re: How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

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Hi John/ Team

As I know we can keep all messages even those are obsolete by making some changes in C:\Program Files\OmniBack\Config\Server\Options\global file in below section

# KeepObsoleteSessions=NumberOfDays

# default: 30
# This global option controls how many days obsolete sessions
# (restore sessions, backup sessions which never had any valid
# media, and media management sessions) are kept in the database.


# KeepMessages=NumberOfDays

# default: 0
# This global option controls how many days the session messages
# are kept in the database (if the session is not obsoleted and
# removed sooner). If the value is 0 then the session message
# are not removed before session.


But I don't know what will be the impact if I change this parameters.

For audit point of view we've to keep messages for 365 days that's what.
Pls let me know in detail if you've any solution.

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Chanchal Haldar
hp DP admin
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bhuppi
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Re: How to keep session masseges (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

Hi, chancal
i can understand your requirement.
i have same requirement like you but for 90 days only.
any way if you want to go with global option then you need huge space in your IDB. (its normal size is 2 GB).
what i will suggest you that--- configure reporting for all session messages on your mail and save somewhare else from mail.
once you got the reports on mails you can convert it to PDF also and save it date wise.

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Bhupendra
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chanchal123
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Re: How to keep session massages (Backup & Restore) in DP IDB for specific days

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Hi Bhupendra/ John

Thanks for your appreciable suggestion but I didn't configure reporting through GP GUI can you guide me for doing this and also suggest what are the pre-requisites needed.

Note: we're using exchange server for mailing and CM is windows2003

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Chanchal Haldar
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