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What is the Acquisition Recordings folder and can I delete files from it?

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  • Active IQ Unified Manager
  • OnCommand Unified Manager

Answer

The Acquisition Recordings folder has recording files for all monitored clusters.

At the end of each cluster data acquisition cycle, a set of logs is produced (and saved as a recording file) and can be used to trace through the acquisition process.
These recordings are stored as .zip archives under the following path and are included in support bundles.

  • /var/log/ocie/recording (for Linux operating systems)
  •  \ProgramData\NetApp\OnCommandAppData\au\recording (for Windows operating system)

Acquisition recording archives are named as below.

  • netappfoundation_<datasource_name_or_ip>_<yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss_milliseconds>.zip
  • netappstorageperformance_<datasource_name_or_ip>_<yyyy_mm_dd_hh_mm_ss_milliseconds>.zip

It is generally beneficial to keep all recording files, in case there a future analysis will require reviewing any of them.
In the event of a full filesystem, older recording files can be deleted. It is best practice to keep at least 1 month's worth of recording files in this directory.
 

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