Archive analyses to an external storage device

This information applies only to Ion Reporter™ Server.

You can archive one or more analyses from an Ion Reporter™ Server to an external storage device to increase disk space. Available device options include:

You can also archive samples. For more information, see Archive samples to an external storage device .

  • You must have an external storage device that is mounted to your Ion Reporter™ Server to archive analyses to the device.

  • If you have a new Ion Reporter™ Server or upgrade from a previous version, you must specify a storage location for archiving samples and analyses in Ion Reporter™ Server.

    IMPORTANT! Change archivalMountPath=/tmp/ to archivalMountPath=/storage IP address/ in the ionreportermanager/server/server.properties file, then restart the Tomcat server.

    To check the data that you archived, go to the storage location of the archived data, which is set up in the /share/apps/IR/ionreportermanager/server/server.properties file as archivalMountPath.

    If you have questions about the Tomcat server, contact your Field Support Engineer or Field Bioinformatics Support representative.

  1. In the Analyses tab, select one or more analyses that you want to archive.
  2. Click Actions, then select one of the following choices:

    Option

    Description

    Archive

    Archive the analysis alone.

    Archive with Samples

    Archive the analysis and the samples in the analysis.

    Note: You can only archive the Analysis and the samples that were used by that analysis, if no other analyses used those samples.

  3. In the Confirm Archive dialog box, click Yes.

    While the analysis is being archived, (Archive in progress) appears in the analysis row.

    When the archive process is complete,  (Archived) appears in the analysis row.

The analysis or analyses are archived. To use the analysis or analyses again, see Restore archived analyses.