Logs ArchivingTransactions logs are essential when running a secure trustworthy system as it enables the system data to be subject to future audit reviews, particularly if there is a dispute about an action involving ADSS Server. The ADSS Server automated log archiving feature saves database processing time and aids database space management. This valuable housekeeping process prevents the database from becoming bloated and inefficient.
The integrity of archived logs can also be preserved by signing the archived log file using a Log Signing key, this configuration is available within the Global Settings > System Certificates module.
The items in screenshot are described below:
|Archived file path||This is the path to the location where archived files will be stored in zipped CSV format.|
|Delete records from database once archived||Enable this option if you want to delete the records from the database upon archiving.
Note: Unless selected the database records will still remain present in the database even upon archiving. In such cases an archive back-up of the records is created but database size is not reduced. It is therefore important to select this checkbox very carefully depending on the required objective for the archiving process.
|Enable auto-archiving||Check this option to enable the auto-archiving of logs.|
|Enable Identrust logs archiving
||Check this option only if Identrust Extensions are enabled against any of the registered CAs. A separate archive email will be sent for this.
|Auto-archive every||This value specifies how often (in days) the transaction logs are archived.|
|Archive records older than||The transaction logs older than the configured number of days are auto-archived.|
|Archive at||This value specifies the time on the day when auto-archiving will be performed. It is important to configure this time keeping in view that auto-archiving of transactions should only be done in off-peek hours as mentioned above.|
|Archive All Records||This option immediately archives all logs at specified archived file path.|
Click Save button for the changes to take effect.