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NFA harvester backup - Is "ReaperArchive" needed?

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  • 1.  NFA harvester backup - Is "ReaperArchive" needed?

    Posted Feb 05, 2016 06:48 AM

    I am creating an backup procedure for an NFA instalation consisting of 1 Console and 1 Harvester.

    In the docs i found that the backup needs to be done with the services stopped.


    The copy of the files is taking almost 6 hours, what is unsustainable.


    The directory "HarvesterArchive" takes more than 2 hours and i am considering to not backup it, since there is little loss.


    But the "ReaperArchive" also takes more than 2 hours and i need to know what i will lose if not backing it up?

  • 2.  Re: NFA harvester backup - Is "ReaperArchive" needed?
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    Broadcom Employee
    Posted Feb 05, 2016 10:44 AM

    HarvesterArchive is roughly the last 24 hours of data, so its really not worth backing up.

    ReaperArchive goes back 30 days, and is your 1 minute resolution data, if you don't mind loosing that, then I wouldn't back it up.

    ReaperArchive15 however is your long term 15 minute resolution data, which you would want to back up.


    Also please review the updated backup guidelines in the 9.3.3 documentation which doesn't require a stoppage of services.

    Backing Up and Restoring Data - CA Network Flow Analysis - 9.3.3 - CA Technologies Documentation