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Move the NTA Flow Storage Database

You can have the NTA Flow Storage Database stored locally on a separate disk drive, or on a remote computer.

Before moving the NTA Flow Storage Database, please make sure you back up the database. Otherwise, you will not be able to see your historical data.

Check the backup location

  1. Start the NTA Flow Storage Configurator in the SolarWinds Orion program folder.
  2. Check the Backup NTA Flow Storage Database Data File Path.
  3. Click Cancel.

Move the NTA Flow Storage Database from a remote server to a local disk

  1. Log in to the server where the NTA Flow Storage Database is installed.
  2. Stop the SolarWinds NetFlow Storage Service.
  3. Locate the NTA Flow Storage Database destination folder.
  4. Move the NTA Flow Storage Database folder to the local server using standard Windows tools, such as a shared folder, FTP, or copy and paste.
  5. Change the SolarWinds NTA installation on your main polling engine:
    1. Log on to the server where SolarWinds NTA is installed.
    2. Run the SolarWinds NTA installation file.
    3. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
    4. Select NPM/NTA/NTA Flow Storage Database on the Same Server, and click Next.
    5. If displayed, acknowledge the Minimum System Requirements warning.
    6. Review the Welcome information, and click Next.
    7. Accept the license agreement, and click Next.
    8. Click Change, and then complete the Setup wizard.
    9. Reconfigure your SolarWinds NTA. For more information, see Complete the Configuration wizard.
    10. When prompted to specify the location for storing flow data, enter the folder where you moved your NTA Flow Storage Database in step 4.
  6. Optional: Uninstall the NTA Flow Storage Database from your remote server.

Move the NTA Flow Storage Database from a local disk to a remote server

  1. Log in to the server where your SolarWinds NTA is currently installed.
  2. Stop the SolarWinds NetFlow Service.
  3. Locate the NTA Flow Storage Database destination folder.
  4. Move the NTA Flow Storage Database folder to the target server using standard Windows tools, such as a shared folder, FTP, or copy and paste.
  5. Install the NTA Flow Storage Database on the appropriate server.
  6. Change the SolarWinds NTA installation on your main polling engine:
    1. Log on to the server where SolarWinds NTA is installed.
    2. Run the SolarWinds NTA installation file.
    3. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
    4. Select NPM/NTA/NTA Flow Storage Database on Two Separate Servers, and then click Next.
    5. Enter the hostname or IP address of the new NTA Flow Storage Database location, and click Test Connection.
    6. Review the Welcome information, and click Next.
    7. Accept the license agreement, and click Next.
    8. Review the Previous Version Detected screen, and click Next.
    9. Click Change, and then complete the Setup wizard.
    10. Select a licensing option.
    11. Reconfigure your SolarWinds NTA. For more information, see Complete the Configuration wizard.

Move NTA Flow Storage Database to another disk on the same server

  1. Stop the SolarWinds NetFlow Service or the SolarWinds NetFlow Storage Service, as appropriate.
  2. Locate SolarWinds.NetFlow.FastBit.DbMove.exe in the folder where you installed the NTA Flow Storage Database, such as C:\Program Files (x86)\SolarWinds\Orion\NetFlowTrafficAnalysis.
  3. Run SolarWinds.NetFlow.FastBit.DbMove.exe.
  4. Enter the path to the new NTA Flow Storage Database location. You can either type the path into the field, or browse to the folder.
  5. Click Move.
  6. Start the NTA Flow Storage Configurator in the SolarWinds Orion program folder.
  7. Enter the new destination folder for storing flow data.
 
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09:04, 13 Apr 2017

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