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Create a config archive for local or network storage

Created by Caroline Juszczak, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Oct 03, 2016

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Create a config archive for local storage

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Config Settings, click Config Settings.
  4. Under Config Archive, select Save a Copy of Each Config to the Config Archive Directory, As It Is Downloaded.
  5. If you are low on storage space and only need the last and current configs, select When Configs Are Edited, Only Retain the Last Version.
  6. Type the path of the local directory to store the NCM Config Archive.

    By default, SolarWinds NCM sets the directory for the config archive as %PROGRAMDATA%\SolarWinds\NCM\Config-Archive\. As preparation for a growing archive, SolarWinds recommends moving the config archive to a different location.

  7. Type the template you want to use when naming the configuration files. For more information, see Configuration archive variables.
  8. Click Submit.

Create a config archive for network storage

If credentials fail to validate, check that the NCM-related account has Windows permissions for the network storage.

  1. Click Settings > All Settings.
  2. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  3. Under Advanced, click Advanced Settings.
  4. Under Network Share Settings, select Use Custom Credentials to Give NCM Writer Access.
  5. Enter credentials, and click Validate Credentials.
  6. Click Settings > All Settings.
  7. Under Product Specific Settings, click NCM Settings.
  8. Under Config Settings, click Config Settings.
  9. Under Config Archive, select Save a Copy of Each Config to the Config Archive Directory, As It Is Downloaded.
  10. If you are low on storage space and only need the last and current configs, select When Configs Are Edited, Only Retain the Last Version.
  11. Type the path of the network storage for the config archive.
  12. Type the template you want to use when naming the configuration files. For more information, see Configuration archive variables.
  13. Click Submit.

 

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