Content Server Database Space Test

If adequate space is not available to the databases of the Content Server, it can significantly impact database growth and the speed of database accesses. You hence need to continuously monitor the amount of disk space utilized by the databases, so that you can be forewarned of any probable disk space crisis. This test auto-discovers the databases on the Content Server, and reports the space usage of each database. In the process, the test proactively alerts administrators to excessive disk space usage by a database and also points you to the physical data files in that database that could be occupying too much disk space; this way, the test helps you zero-in on those physical files that could be contributing to the erosion of disk space.

Target of the test : A Teratext Content Server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for each database on the Teratext Content Server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test Period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured

Port

The port number at which the specified host listens

User, Password, Confirm Password

To monitor the Content Server, the eG agent should connect to the server using the credentials of a user with rights to access the IR-EXPLAIN-1database. Provide the credentials of such a user in the User and Password text boxes, and confirm the password by retyping it in the Confirm Password text box. 

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

File count

Indicates the total file count of this database.

Number

The detailed diagnosis capability, if enabled, provides a list of all physical files in this database and the size (in KB) of each file. A quick look at this list will reveal which file is consuming maximum disk space.

Total size

Indicates the total size of this database.

MB

Compare the value of this measure across databases to know which database is occupying the maximum disk space.