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Historical data is lost in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1 (2137020)

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  • Historical data is lost due to data purge in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.1
  • In the Product UI, you see the alert:

    Corrupted fsdb files found.

  • In the /data/log/vcops/log/datapurging-X.log file, you see entries similar to:

    2015-10-12 14:06:10,507 INFO [Activity Executor __DEFAULT_ACTIVITY_EXECUTOR - 5] com.integrien.alive.controller.persistence.ResourceDeletion.DataPurging.submitPurgeJobs - successfully deleted resource:170580 from shard:vRealize Ops Shard-430a57ed-c6a7-4046-b6e5-3b071ca166b4

    Note: The preceding log excerpts are only examples. Date, time, and environmental variables may vary depending on your environment.


This issue occurs when more then 90%  of disk space is used.


This is an expected behavior in VMware vRealize Operations Manager 6.x.

By default, the system starts purging older data when the /storage/db disk space is below 10%.

To work around this issue, alter the threshold value:

To change the threshold value:
  1. Log in to the master node.
  2. Open the $ALIVE_BASE/user/conf/fsdb/ file using a text editor.
  3. Locate this entry:
    minFSDBDriveFreeSpacePercentage = Value
    Set the minFSDBDriveFreeSpacePercentage parameter to a value less than 10
  4. Save and close the file.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 on all other nodes in the cluster.
  6. Log in to the Admin UI.
  7. Click Take Offline.
     Enter a description in the Reason field.
  8. Click OK.
  9. After all nodes and the cluster are offline, click Bring Online to bring the cluster back online.


changing the threshold may result in filing the disk space up to 100%, resulting in the node(s) to crash.

See Also

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