How to Configure Grooming Settings for the Operations Manager Database
Updated: January 15, 2013
Applies To: System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager
The grooming process removes unnecessary data from the Operations Manager database in order to maintain performance by managing its size. It deletes unnecessary records. You can configure the grooming setting for the following record types:
Note Active alerts are never groomed. You must close an alert before it will be groomed.
Monitoring job data
State change events data
Maintenance mode history
Any updates to the grooming settings are applied immediately.
Use the following procedure to specify when specific record types are deleted or groomed from the Operations Manager database of an Operations Manager management group. The default grooming setting for all record types is data older than 7 days.
To configure database grooming settings for a management group
In the Operations console, click Administration.
In the navigation pane, expand Administration, and then click Settings.
In the Settings pane, right-click Database Grooming, and then click Properties.
In the Global Management Group Settings - Database Grooming dialog box, select a record type, and then click Edit.
In the dialog box for the record type, specify Older than days, and then click OK.
In the Global Management Group Settings - Database Grooming dialog box, select another record type to Edit or click OK.
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