Temporary Storage Settings

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The agent uses temporary storage to ensure that data is delivered when service interruptions, such as loss of electrical power, occur. The agent uses the temporary storage space to maintain three queue files for alerts, events, and performance counters. These queues allow the agent to buffer information before it is sent to the Consolidator. The storage is set to 3 MB by default. You can increase this setting to up to 10 MB, which will result in approximately six hours of buffering if the DCAM is down.

Multihomed agents maintain a different temporary storage directory for each configuration group to which they belong. As a result, multihomed agents require more disk space to maintain three separate temporary storage directories. However, there is no need to increase the size of any of these temporary storage directories beyond the default value of 3 MB.

Temporary storage settings include the following:

  • Data directory: The directory the agent uses for temporary storage. The default directory for temporary storage is:

    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Mission Critical Software\ OnePoint\config_group.

    You might want to change this directory to take advantage of free disk space on another drive.

  • Maximum disk space ___ KB: The amount of disk space that is allocated for the agent to use for temporary storage. The default value is 3000 KB (3 MB).


  • Changes to the agent temporary storage directory that are modified in the MOM Administrator console are not propagated to the agent. To change the agent temporary storage directory, manually modify the following registry key value on the agent computer: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Mission Critical Software\OnePoint\Configurations\configuration_group\Operations\DataDirectory. After editing the registry key, restart the OnePoint service on the agent computer.