February 2011, Volume 2, Issue 2 BENTLY NEVADA SYSTEM 1® TIPS & TRICKSDear System 1 User,In the February Issue of System 1 Tips and Tricks, we’ll show you how to configure your System 1 server(s) for Automatic Archiving in version 6.5SP2 and later. Earlier versions of auto-archiving don’t work the same as the 6.5 SP2 version.For this topic we will assume that you have access to the SMC* (System 1 Management Console). The SMC is a client that all System 1installations have for overall management of the system. (* May require System 1 Admin access privileges. Please contact your IT supportpersonnel for assistance).Note: Archiving is recommend so that users can save data for later use.Note, an archive and a backup are not the same. A backup can be used to restore a System 1 installation from a server failure, an archive cannot.Both an archive and a backup are important for System 1 maintenance. We hope you enjoy this issue.Sincerely,Your Southern Region FAE teamThis month’s tip by: Stuart Hereford, Field Application Engineer, Sugar Land, TXVersions: User Level:6.5 SP2 and higher Power User Diagnostic UserApplies to: IT GroupSystem 1 Maintenance and Data Storage Mid Level User Occasional User New User How to set up Auto Archiving1 On the DAQ computer, left click on Start → All Programs → System 1→ System 1 Management Console Client. A new window will appear.
2 Connect to the EnterpriseA you wish to enable auto- archiving for by left clicking on the far left button. - OR (see 2B) - Click Here2 Connect to the EnterpriseB you wish to enable auto- archiving for by left clicking on Enterprises → Connect. Click Here3 After clicking on “Connect”, a new window will appear. This is where you will login to the enterprise.
4 This window will appear when the login is successful.5 Once all the plug-ins have loaded, the SMC client will look like the screen shot to the right. The SMC is now ready for use.6 Left click on “Database Maintenance”. A 2-tab options screen will appear in the same window. Select the “Archiving” tab. 2. Left click the Archiving tab second *Note that for this example, the auto archiving has not been enabled. 3. Notice that the auto archiving 1. Left click functionality has not been here first enabled yet. Left click on the “Auto Archiving Properties…” button
7 A new window will appear. This window will allow you to do 3 tasks: 1. Enable the Auto Archiving 1. Enable the Auto Archiving Functionality by left clicking on 2. Set the the check box frequency and time of day to 2. Set the frequency and time archive of day to archive 3. Decide where you want to store the archive files. *Notice the “Note” on this window. The first time auto- 3. archiving runs, all data will be archived. Each time it is run 4. thereafter, only data that has been collected since the last auto-archive will be archived. 3. Click the “…” button to determine where to save the archive. A new window will appear Left click on “Apply” when you where you can select the drive, folder and have set the auto archiving archive name parameters that are needed.8 With the tasks shown in step 7 complete, your screen should look similar to what is shown to the right. *Note: If you do not see an archive set up for a future date and time, you may have forgotten to check the “Enable Auto Archiving” checkbox shown in step 7. Click on “Auto Archiving Properties…” and check the box. The window should still retain your frequency and time settings, as well as the archive file location.9 With the auto archiving setupA complete, you will need to disconnect from the enterprise. - OR (see 2B) - Click Here
9 Left click on “Enterprises”. A B drop down menu will appear. Left click on “Disconnect”. Click Here 1 Once you have completed this task, your auto archiving 0 setup is complete and you may close the SMC client. You can repeat the login steps at any time to make changes to the auto archive setup, or to verify that the auto archive setup is correct.DID YOU KNOW?Bently Nevada offers many Industry Specific and Application Specific solutions. Whether you operate a fossil firedpower plant, a wind farm, an LNG plant or any other industrial plant, we offer solutions. For more information onindustry and application specific solutions, please follow this link to our website: http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/bently-nevada-application-solutions.htmlBently Nevada Technical Support:email@example.comBently Nevada website:http://www.ge-mcs.com/en/bently-nevada.htmlSystem 1 Blog (You’ll need to join the forum):http://supportcentral.ge.com/blog/blogs_frame.asp?prod_id=20858