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NPS Backup of recent data only?

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My customer has NNMi 10.10 on Linux with iSPI Performance for Metrics and a separate/dedicated NPS-server.  They run backups of the NPS every night by means of the backup.ovpl command.

Every time they run a full backup (not incremental) of the NPS, the backup tages 6 hours (!!) and the backup file is approx 230G big. During the backup period CPU-alarms are triggered by their monitoring tool, as the CPU load is fairly high.

My question is: Is it possible in NPS to for instance back up only the data from the last week or another limited time period? Rather than backing up the entire database everytime they run a full backup?

BR,
Frank Mortensen
Managon AB

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Re: NPS Backup of recent data only?

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Hi Frank,

No, it is not possible to achieve this: a full backup will backup each time the entire database.

Below are some recommandations regarding the backup policies:

  1. Perform  a full backup once a week
  2. Perform an incremental backup once a day
  3. Schedule the backups at a time when there are:
    •  NOT a lot of users connected to the NPS Console that are having a high usage of interactive reports
    •  NOT a lot of scheduled reports launched in a batch
  4. If possible stop the ETL servive  prior to the backup and restart it after the backup

This should limit a bit the CPU usage when the backup occurs but won't reduce the size of the resulting backup file.

All the best

Marie-Noelle

Micro Focus Customer Support

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Re: NPS Backup of recent data only?

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Hi Frank,

No, it is not possible to achieve this: a full backup will backup each time the entire database.

Below are some recommandations regarding the backup policies:

  1. Perform  a full backup once a week
  2. Perform an incremental backup once a day
  3. Schedule the backups at a time when there are:
    •  NOT a lot of users connected to the NPS Console that are having a high usage of interactive reports
    •  NOT a lot of scheduled reports launched in a batch
  4. If possible stop the ETL servive  prior to the backup and restart it after the backup

This should limit a bit the CPU usage when the backup occurs but won't reduce the size of the resulting backup file.

All the best

Marie-Noelle

Micro Focus Customer Support

If you find that this or any post resolves your issue, please be sure to mark it as an accepted solution.

If you are satisfied with anyone’s response please remember to give them KUDOS and show your appreciation.

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Re: NPS Backup of recent data only?

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Hi Frank,

Is there anything else we could help you with on this discussion thread?

If not, would you mind marking the most appropriate post as Accepted Solution so that we could close this discussion thread?

This is because we are periodically reviewing the Open discussion threads to determine if any help is expected further. When it is no more the case, the best is to close the discussion thread by marking the most appropriate post as Accepted solution. I may proceed and do so myself if no more activity is observed on this topic after a couple of days but the best would be for you to do it yourself if no more help is expected here.

Many Thanks

Marie-Noelle

Micro Focus Customer Support

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