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Configuring archive cycle settings

Updated on May 11, 2022

Create and configure archive settings to improve performance and control batch size by creating and modifying the system settings that you use for data archiving.

The primary setting that you use to configure the rate of your archival process is dataarchival/LimitPerPolicy.
  1. In the navigation pane of Dev Studio, clickRecordsSysAdminDynamic System Settings.
  2. In the Setting Purpose column, click the filter icon to filter the column by entering dataarchival.
    • To set the maximum number of top-level cases per data retention policy that are processed for a single run of the archival process, enter dataarchival/LimitPerPolicy.

      The default value is 1000.

    • To set the total number of eligible cases per archival policy that are processed in a single batch, enter dataarchival/batchSize.

      For example, if the value of this parameter is 200 and there are 100,000 cases to be processed, the cases are processed in batches of 500.

      The default value of the dataarchival/batchsize parameter is 200.

    1. In the Value field, enter a value for each setting.
    2. Click Save.
  3. To create additional dynamic system settings for recording insert values, running jobs in parallel, or updating cases during a query, perform the following actions:
    1. In the header of Dev Studio, click CreateSysAdminDynamic System Settings.
    2. In the Owning Ruleset field, enter Pega-RULES.
    3. In the Setting Purpose field, enter the name of one of the following archival settings:
    • To set the number of records that are inserted in one query in the metadata table, enter dataarchival/insertBatchSize.

      The default value is 200.

    • To set the number of crawler, copier, and indexer jobs that run in parallel, enter dataarchival/maxRequestorChildren.

      The default value is 1.

      Caution: Increasing the default value of this parameter causes a higher utilization of system resources and might result in slower application performance.

    • To set the number of cases and case associations that are updated in one query during indexing in the metadata table, enter dataarchival/indexingUpdateBatchSize.

      The default value is 50.

    1. Click Create and open.
    2. In the Value field, enter a value for the setting.
    3. Click Save.
    For more information, see Creating a dynamic system setting.

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