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moving Monitoring Apps QVDs out of the default Programdata location

Sebastian_Linser

moving Monitoring Apps QVDs out of the default Programdata location

Over time when running very large deployments of Qlik Sense with multiple nodes will generate a large amount of log files. The Monitoring apps will  generate QVD files in the default location c:\Programdata\qlik\sense\log\.

It is not unusual to have files with around 15-30GB generated. This will generate problems for customers with a limited amount on storage on the C drive. Which also could lead to potential system crashes if the whole size of the system disk is used.

The best option here would be to enable the customer to choose a different location instead, so they can easily attach a secondary drive to save these files on.

It can be accomplished in a very simple way, here an example for the Operations Monitor

Add a new Folder Library "lib://ServerQVDFolder/" which will be used to point to the secondary storage (as default it can point to the same location as "lib://ServerLogFolder/" so there is no deviation  on a standard installation

then we define:

LET serverLogFolder = 'lib://ServerLogFolder/';
LET archivedLogsFolder = 'lib://ArchivedLogsFolder/';
LET serverQVDFolder = 'lib://ServerQVDFolder/';

LET baseFileName = 'governanceLogContent_$(app_version)';
LET baseTableName = '$(serverQVDFolder)$(baseFileName)';
LET serviceFileName = 'governanceServiceLog_$(app_version)';
LET serviceTableName = '$(serverQVDFolder)$(serviceFileName)';
LET time_range_FileName = 'governance_time_range_ops_$(app_version)';
LET time_range_TableName = '$(serverQVDFolder)$(time_range_FileName)';
LET date_time_FileName = 'governance_date_time_ops_$(app_version)';
LET date_time_TableName = '$(serverQVDFolder)$(date_time_FileName)';
LET monitorAppStatsFile = '$(serverQVDFolder)Operations_Monitor_Reload_Stats_$(app_version).txt';

the original lines were

//LET baseTableName = '$(serverLogFolder)$(baseFileName)';
//LET serviceTableName = '$(serverLogFolder)$(serviceFileName)';
//LET date_time_TableName = '$(serverLogFolder)$(date_time_FileName)';
//LET time_range_TableName = '$(serverLogFolder)$(time_range_FileName)';
//LET monitorAppStatsFile = '$(serverLogFolder)Operations_Monitor_Reload_Stats_$(app_version).txt';

Which basically will move the QVD files out of the standard location into the secondary one specified.

This adjustment need to be included into the monitoring apps so that a product upgrade to the next release does not change the setup and require manual adjustment again.

Sr. Technical Support Engineer with Qlik Support
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prashanthi_gn
Contributor III
Contributor III

Hi Sebastine,

I have implemented the the solution in my prod as per the suggestion but there is a data differences. is it possible to check even though i did duplicate the same app.