How do you configure a playback database in 7.0 ?
The Deployment guide on p.33 provides instructions on how to configure playback
Configure the Playback Database
The playback database stores data recently collected by the Diagnostic Server. Storing playback
data allows Spotlight to show both current and recent data and lets you replay the behavior of a
Spotlight connection using the history slider.
Note:Each Diagnostic Server requires its own playback database.
To store playback data
1. SelectView | Options.
2. ClickDiagnostic Server.
3. ClickConfigure the playback database.
4. Complete the following:
Specify the number of days you want Spotlight to store playback
The number of days specified corresponds to the number of days of
history available to view in the History Browser. The default is
seven days. The minimum is two days. The maximum is 14 days.
Instance Type or select the name of a SQL Server to host the playback
database. Clicking the down arrow displays a list of available
Note:Due to the size of the playback database, it is recommended
that the database is not installed on a SQL Express instance.
Select this option to connect to the playback database using the
Diagnostic Server credentials.
Spotlight on SQL Server Deployment Guide
Select this option to connect to the playback database using SQL
Server credentials and then complete the User and Password fields.
lUser>â€ A valid user that enables Spotlight to connect to the
instance hosting the playback database.
lPassword>â€ The password required to connect the specified
user to the instance hosting the playback database.
Database The name of the playback database. The default database is
Create If you want your playback database to have a different name to the
default, type a new name in the Database field before you click the
To create a new playback database, clickCreateand enter the
authentication details required to create the playback database. The
authentication details must have permissions to create databases.
The Windows authentication option uses the credentials of the user
logged in to the Spotlight client.
Back Up Spotlight Configuration Data
Spotlight configuration data is stored in the conf directory on the Diagnostic Server. The default
location for the conf directory is:
C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Diagnostic Server\Agent\conf
You can perform backups of the Spotlight configuration data by backing up this