System Administration Guide
Chapter 6, Using the Audit Manager

Backing up audit files

Backing up audit files

In the Audit Manager, select Files Backup. Enter the session number you wish to back up; press <F3> for a list of sessions. Next, select the backup device and the volume size.

Because audit sessions require a large amount of disk space, it is often necessary to archive audit data and either reduce it later or retain it for some period of time in case it is needed to analyze problems that are not immediately detected. The backup and restore interface provides this capability.


NOTE: Auditing consumes a great deal of disk space. Depending on how many users on your system and how many events are audited, it may be necessary to back up and remove session files on a weekly basis. If you have scheduled backups, it is probably not necessary to use the audit backup selection. Again, it is important to remove the files to free disk space after they are backed up.