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Starting with InfiniMetrics release 5.0, users can view and set the data retention time of monitored systems. The retention time is the length of time, in months, that InfiniMetrics stores the system data.

The default retention time is 12 months.

  • If the size of your data increases very rapidly, consider shortening the retention time.
  • You can increase the data retention time to a maximum of 36 months.

Ensure that enough storage is allocated to InfiniMetrics for all the data that accumulates during the retention time. If needed, increase the storage capacity allocated to InfiniMetrics.

See: https://support.infinidat.com/hc/en-us/articles/360003083338

Viewing the list of retention times for each monitored system

SSH to the InfiniMetrics VM as root. If a different value has not been set for the password, the root password is nfinidat1

infinimetrics retention list

All the systems are listed. The information displayed includes the retention time and database size of each system. 

Example

root@sales-infinimetrics:~# infinimetrics retention list
  SERIAL  ENABLED    VISIBLE      DB Size    RETENTION (months)
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------------------
    1966  True       True            0.00                    12
    2373  True       True            2.60                    12
    2383  True       True            1.72                    12
    2811  True       True            4.07                    12
    3442  True       True            1.11                    12
    3467  True       True            1.08                    12
    3752  True       True            0.05                    12
   30352  True       True            0.04                    12
   30353  True       True            0.05                    12
root@sales-infinimetrics:~#

Changing the retention time

To set the retention time for all the given systems' serials, run:

infinimetrics retention set <serial>... --months=<months>

serial - A list of one or more serials to update.  

  • If serials are not provided, the command updates ALL of the enabled systems with the new retention time value. 
  • If serials are included for systems that do not exist, the command skips those serials. 

months -Any whole number between 1 and 36 (required).

Examples

To extend the retention time for system serial 30353 to 13 months, run:

root@sales-infinimetrics:~# infinimetrics retention set 30353 --months=13
2022-02-23 10:41:00,520 INFO root System 30353 retention was changed from 12 to 13
root@sales-infinimetrics:~#
root@sales-infinimetrics:~# infinimetrics retention list
  SERIAL  ENABLED    VISIBLE      DB Size    RETENTION (months)
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------------------
    1966  True       True            0.00                    12
    2373  True       True            2.60                    12
    2383  True       True            1.72                    12
    2811  True       True            4.07                    12
    3442  True       True            1.11                    12
    3467  True       True            1.08                    12
    3752  True       True            0.05                    12
   30352  True       True            0.04                    12
   30353  True       True            0.05                    13
root@sales-infinimetrics:~#


To change the retention time of all systems to 13 months, run:

root@sales-infinimetrics:~# infinimetrics retention set --months=13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,978 INFO root System 30353 retention was changed from 13 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,980 INFO root System 30352 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,981 INFO root System 1966 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,982 INFO root System 2373 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,984 INFO root System 2383 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,986 INFO root System 2811 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,987 INFO root System 3442 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,988 INFO root System 3467 retention was changed from 12 to 13
2022-02-23 10:41:42,990 INFO root System 3752 retention was changed from 12 to 13
root@sales-infinimetrics:~#

root@sales-infinimetrics:~# infinimetrics retention list
  SERIAL  ENABLED    VISIBLE      DB Size    RETENTION (months)
--------  ---------  ---------  ---------  --------------------
    1966  True       True            0.00                    13
    2373  True       True            2.60                    13
    2383  True       True            1.72                    13
    2811  True       True            4.07                    13
    3442  True       True            1.11                    13
    3467  True       True            1.08                    13
    3752  True       True            0.05                    13
   30352  True       True            0.04                    13
   30353  True       True            0.05                    13
root@sales-infinimetrics:~#



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Last edited: 2022-08-06 08:19:38 UTC

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