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  • Got Skeletons?

    Posted on April 27th, 2009 Yuri Haak No comments

    skeleton_in_the_closetAnimated, Gears, boxA technote was published in the technote library in late March. This one will help you clean up any embarrasing log entries, which you need to clean out for one reason or another. Suppose you are running PowerTrace with WebTrace enabled in your environment and you or somebody else manage to surf to a webpage which everybody just rather forget about, then you need to find a way to surgically remove the skeletons from the closet, as you may want to retain the remainer of your PowerTrace logs.

    In order to do this, you need to have the proper credentials for the PowerFuse datastore.

    The article available here, will show you how to deal with this problem. A nifty buildingblock for Wisdom has also been included in the article.

  • Reducing the size of the PowerFuse database

    Posted on February 24th, 2009 Yuri Haak No comments

    Animated, Gears, boxA brand new article has been posted to the Technote Library. This time we’re diving into the PowerTrace tables. Being new to PowerFuse, some will be inclined to switch on everything, including PowerTrace turned to the Maxx, resulting in a potentially very unwanted huge heap of logdata and perhaps even a slow performing DBMS too.

    This article explains how to both cure that situation if things have gone megabad, but also how to prevent it from happening in the future. 

    Click here to read the full article.

  • Clearing individual PowerFuse Logfiles

    Posted on February 2nd, 2009 Yuri Haak No comments

    Animated, Gears, boxThis technote and associated Wisdom BuildingBlock is inspired by a public posting at the RES Forum, specifically on how to access certain elements of the PowerFuse datastore. Now, before we proceed let’s get one thing straight. If you start messing around with your datastore on your own, the key operating phrase here is: ON YOUR OWN, i.e. don’t go crying to RES Support if you screw up and haven’t backed up your database. Responsible admins only, capice? 

    Right – with that being clear, what’s all this about then? Well, one of the things which would be very usefull would be having the ability to clear individual logfiles. Let’s say for example that you want to keep your AppGuard log, but want to flush the IP-security log, perhaps because you configured it to learning mode, and you’re now swamped with a bunch of useless log entries and you want to blow those out and start over. Unfortunatly it’s not currently possible through the GUI to delete individual logs. So, with the help of a nifty SQL statement this is possible.

    The technote wil demonstrate how you can clear out specific logs, without having to clear all logs at once. A Wisdom Buildingblock has been created to help get it right. will assume absolutely NO responsibility nor liability from the result of utilizing anything published in this article, or anything else on this blog for that matter.

    With all said and done,  click the brick to read the article:  legobrick_red