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Auto-archiving robot operational data

Suggest edit Updated on October 8, 2021

Keep the size of your main database at a healthy level, preserve efficient and consistent performance, and remove the need to maintain your databases manually by automatically moving inactive or unused data to archive tables at specified intervals.

You can also archive data manually, as needed.Note: The archived data is not available through the default reporting capabilities. However, you can create custom reports that include the archived data. For more information, see Reporting.
Before you begin: Ensure that your operator account is associated with the Report Admin user role. For more information, see Default access roles.

Enabling automatic archival of robot operational data

Periodically archive unused or inactive robot operational data to keep your database healthy and maintain consistent system performance.

Enable auto-archiving when upgrading from Pega Robot Manager version 8.5.1 and earlier, or when you manually disabled auto-archiving of robot operational data when creating a new application.

  1. In the navigation pane of Pega Robot Manager, click SettingsReporting.
  2. Expand the Auto-archiving of operational statistics data section.
    See the following figure for reference:
    Auto-archiving settings post-upgrade or when the option was previously disabled
    Auto-archiving settings is enabled by a switch, while manual
                                archiving is selected through a menu.
  3. Turn on the Enable auto-archive switch.
  4. In Enable/Disable auto-archive dialog window, click Yes.
Result: You enabled automatic archiving of robot operational data with the following default settings:Health data7 daysExceptions7 daysHourly usage data48 hoursDaily usage data30 daysMonthly usage data24 monthsYearly usage data4 yearsWhat to do next: Depending on your business goals and requirements, adjust how often Pega Robot Manager archives data.

Adjusting the frequency of automatic archival of robot data

Customize the default settings for archiving robot operational data to meet your business goals or system performance requirements. By archiving data, you keep your database healthy and help to maintain consistent system performance.

Before you begin: Ensure that auto-archiving of robot operational data is enabled.
  1. In the navigation pane of Pega Robot Manager, click SettingsReporting.
  2. Expand the Auto-archiving of operational statistics data section, as shown in the following figure:
    Viewing the current auto-archiving settings
    The current auto-purging settings can be edited through the More
                                menu in the top-right corner.
  3. Optional: To manually archive robot operational data, perform the following actions:
    1. Click the More icon and select Archive data.
    2. In the Archive data dialog box, select a data type that you want to archive, and then click Next.
    3. Specify the date range for data archival, and then click Next.
    4. Confirm your settings by clicking Submit.
    5. Optional: Repeat this step to manually archive more data types.
  4. Optional: To use a setting value from a built-on application, remove the corresponding setting from the current application layer:
    1. Click the Remove from current application icon.
    2. In the confirmation modal dialog window, click Submit.
    Result: You now inherit the setting value from the built-on application.
  5. Optional: To specialize a setting in the current application layer, copy the corresponding setting from a built-on application:
    1. Click the Copy application setting(s) to current application icon.
    2. In the Copy settings for reporting window, select the application form which you want to copy the setting.
    3. Select the application from which to copy the settings.
    4. Click Submit.
    Tip: If the current application layer inherits all settings from a built-on application, you can click the More icon, and then select Copy settings to specialize settings in the current application layer in bulk.
    Specialize auto-archive settings in bulk
    How to specialize settings from a built-on application in the
                                    current app layer in bulk
    Result: You created an application-specific setting with a customizable value.
  6. Optional: To view the most current version of the auto-archiving settings, click the More icon and then select Refresh settings.
    Perform this step when adjusting the settings for a prolonged period of time without saving, or when another user might have modified the settings in a concurrent session.
  7. Click the More icon and then select Edit settings.
  8. Adjust the archiving settings for various data types by modifying the corresponding Interval property, as shown in the following figure:
    Configuring the auto-archiving settings
    Settings inherited from built-on applications are read-only.
  9. Confirm your settings by clicking Save.
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