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Backup Windows Event Log

Quick Description This Automation Policy backs up the Windows event log to a specified folder on a device and keeps a specified number of Windows Event Log backups.
Applies To On-premises SolarWinds N-central 9.0.x
Last Revised Aug. 20, 2012

Overview

This Automation Policy backs up the Windows event log to a specified folder on a device and only keeps a specified number of Windows Event Log backups.

The 'Backup Event Logs To:' input parameter must be specified as two folders deep. SolarWinds MSP suggests specifying C:\Windows Event Log Backup\Backups for the 'Backup Event Logs To:' input parameter.

If executing this Automation Policy as a one time management task, you can set the 'Number of Backups to Keep' input parameter to any number value (1 is suggested). If you are executing this Automation Policy according to a recurring schedule, leverage the 'Number of Backups to Keep' input parameter to limit the number of backups of the Windows Event Log saved to the local file system location specified within the 'Backup Event Logs To:' input parameter. The use of the 'Number of Backups to Keep' input parameter prevents this Automation Policy from consuming too much disk space on the remote device.

Input Parameters

Backup Event Logs To: <string> C:\Windows Event Log Backup\Backup

Number of Backups to Keep: <number>

Automation Policy

Outcome

A backup of the Windows Event Log is saved to the local device.

Troubleshooting

There is no troubleshooting available.