The main organization dashboard allows administrators and other privileged users to monitor the organization and its database groups. Administrators can also monitor databases from the Manage and Monitor tab.

Database information provided by Data Director allows administrators to check whether a database is in use, check on the backup status of the database, see errors and alarms, and check resource allocation. Database administrators might find that backups or other tasks do not finish and can alert the organization administrator, who can allocate more resources. Organization administrators can allocate or remove resources, schedule backups, and perform other database-specific tasks.

Review tasks administrators can perform on databases but not on database groups and organization. For a general exploration of managing and monitoring for organization administrators, see Explore Monitoring Customizations for Organization Administrators.

Log in to Data Director with monitor privileges on the database. You do not need login privileges on a database to monitor the database.

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Click the Manage and Monitor tab.

2

Open the organization and the database group, and select a database.

The right panel displays database information.

3

Click the Dashboard tab to examine the Overview panel.

The information includes details about the database contents, external backups and snapshots, recent alarms, and any clones that administrators might have created for the database.

4

Click Resource Usage to view and customize resource usage information.

5

Click Database Stats to display database information.

The kind of information displayed is spcific to the type of database, is updated in real time.

6

Click Custom, and click the Customize button to create a custom dashboard for this database.

7

Click the Logs tab to view logs of the database.

The database must be running to view logs. You can show the next or previous 100 lines, search the log, and add a filter to search only the specified columns in the log. Filters can be added only if the database is running.

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To download the diagnostics file of a database, click the gear icon and choose Download File.

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Use the Alarms tab to view or define alarms, and the Tasks & Events tabs to view tasks and events.

The information in the tabs is more detailed than the information in the side bar.

Manage databases as discussed in Managing Databases.