1 Reply Latest reply on Nov 21, 2014 5:17 AM by HolyGuacamole

    For storage of historical data that are 365 days old, what is the ideal Solarwinds database server size?


      Dear All,

      I'm here again.
      Recently, I just observed the Solarwinds database server settings in my work environment and this is what I found. Please see below.


      Retain Detail Stats:     7 Days
      Retain Hourly Stats:    30 Days
      Retain Daily Stats:      365 Days
      Retain Events:            30 Days


      This arrested my attention immediately because over time, I have been having issues with generating reports.
      Usually, I generate quarterly reports based on business hours (08:00am to 6:00pm) through weekdays (Monday to Friday) but I just observed that the reports were not correct
      because the database retains the required historical data (Hourly Stats, as seen above) for 30 days only, and what I desire is a report from 90 days retained historical data which is not available. It is only reports for the last 30 days that I get but I never knew.


      At first, when I saw that the database retains Daily Statistics for 365 days as seen above, I thought I could tweak out the business-hours-weekdays historical reports that I need,
      but on using Orion Database Manager to view tables that store data based on daily statistics, I found out that the DateTime column in those tables conveys only date, and not date and time together. Therefore, generating any business-hours-weekdays reports from it would prove abortive.

      So now, the issue has been pin-pointed and addressed. My senior management have been informed about it, and they posed a question to me:
      "What storage size would you require for Solarwinds database to be able to retain historical data that are 365 days old for all its tables?" This is where I need assistance. Honestly, I do not know what to reply.


      At the moment, the current storage space for the Solarwinds database is 349GB with 26.1GB free; the memory capacity is 16GB. It's actually a Virtual Machine: 64 bit Windows 2008 Server R2 Enterprise with 2 processors (Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2643 0 @ 3.30GHz 3.30GHz).


      Currently, this is the amount of information the database holds. See below.


      Network Elements: 1247
      Nodes:               382
      Interfaces:          454
      Volumes:            411
      Alerts:                177
      Events:              130226
      Pollers:              5757
      Polling Engines:   1




      Kindly advise. Your swift response would be highly appreciated.