Backing up the Metrics database

The Metrics database contains the raw data that is used to generate the PowerCube. Backing up the Metrics database on a regular basis ensures that you can rebuild the PowerCube in the event of a failure.

About this task

The backup schedule for the Metrics database is based on how long the raw metrics data is stored there. For example, if you specify the metrics-config.xml file’s databaseCleanup.eventLifetimeInMonths value as 6, then raw metrics data older than 6 months is purged, so you must back up the Metrics database at least every 6 months to prevent data loss.


To back up the Metrics database, complete the following steps:
  1. Select a backup schedule method to back up the Metrics database every month, quarter, or year, depending on the database size and your business needs.
  2. On the database server, back up the database as explained in the database product documentation.