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Cleaning up Pega Robot Runtime operational data


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By periodically cleaning up your robot operational data and statistics, you can avoid system issues and maintain constant application performance levels.

For example, you can archive system health data after seven days, and then purge that data after a further seven days.

As your robotic workforce operates, stale or old data tends to accumulate, which might impact system performance. You can keep your system as clean as possible by maintaining only the data that you require to fulfill your business goals.

When Pega Robot Manager auto-archives data, it exports that data from a main database table to the corresponding archive table at the specified time intervals. This keeps the database size optimal for running fast and efficient queries and ensures that the main operational tables are populated only with the minimum required data.

Auto-purging prevents your archives from accumulating excess data by regularly and permanently deleting the archived records that you consider obsolete or too old to keep.

If an archive or purge operation fails, the system notifies the administrator through the ROBO0012 alert, an email message, and a gadget notification. For more information, see Performance and security alerts for Pega Robot Manager.

Auto-archiving and auto-purging are enabled by default when creating an application through the New Application Wizard. To maintain the desired performance of your system, do not disable these options. For more information, see Building a Pega Robot Manager application.

When upgrading from previous Pega Robot Manager versions, auto-archiving and auto-purging are disabled by default.

Enable auto-purging and auto-archiving of Pega Robot Runtime data and adjust the settings to your business needs by performing the following tasks:

  • Auto-archiving robot operational data

    Keep the size of your main database at a healthy level, preserve efficient and consistent performance, and remove the need to maintain your databases manually by automatically moving inactive or unused data to archive tables at specified intervals.

  • Auto-purging robot operational data

    Maintain the optimal performance of your system by periodically removing unused or obsolete data from your archives. Auto-purging removes archived data permanently.

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