Spool Disk Space Settings

Use the group policies under Spool Disk Space Settings to configure spool disk limits.

Set maximum disk space for DB file size

Use this group policy to specify maximum disk space (in bytes) to allocate to the offline storage database.

If this group policy is enabled, the file size that you specify is used. If this group policy is disabled or not configured, a default value of 0 bytes is used. A value of 0 bytes specifies unlimited file size.

To use this group policy:

  1. Double click the policy in the right pane of the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. On the Policy tab, select Enabled.
  3. Specify a file size.
  4. Click OK to save settings in this policy.

This group policy modifies the spool.maxdbsize setting in the configuration file /etc/centrifyda/centrifyda.conf.

Set minimum percentage of disk space

Use this group policy to specify the minimum volume of disk space required on the partition containing the offline spool file before spooling stops.

You can set this value as a percentage of the disk space, or you can set it as an exact size. To set the value as an exact size, specify the unit value after the number value. The unit values are not case-sensitive.

You can specify the following unit values:

  • B (byte)
  • KB (kilobyte)
  • MB (megabyte)
  • GB (gigabyte)
  • TB (terabyte)

The default value for this group policy is 10 percent of disk space.

To use this group policy:

  1. Double click the policy in the right pane of the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. On the Policy tab, select Enabled.
  3. Specify a value.
  4. Click OK to save settings in this policy.

This group policy modifies the spool.diskspace.min parameter in the agent configuration file.

Set soft limit percentage of disk space

Use this group policy to specify the minimum volume of disk space that should be available for the offline storage file before warnings are posted to the log file. If available disk falls below the level specified in this group policy, a warning is logged and auditing will continue until disk space falls below the level specified in the Set minimum percentage of disk space group policy.

You can set this value as a percentage of the disk space, or you can set it as an exact size. To set the value as an exact size, specify the unit value after the number value. The unit values are not case-sensitive.

You can specify the following unit values:

  • B (byte)
  • KB (kilobyte)
  • MB (megabyte)
  • GB (gigabyte)
  • TB (terabyte)

If this group policy is enabled, the volume that you specify is used. The default value is 12 percent.

To use this group policy:

  1. Double click the policy in the right pane of the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. On the Policy tab, select Enabled.
  3. Specify a value.
  4. Click OK to save settings in this policy.

This group policy modifies the spool.diskspace.softlimit parameter in the agent configuration file.

Set threshold percentage of disk space to reset log state

Use this policy to specify a threshold percentage of disk space that is added to the minimum percentage of disk space (set in the Set minimum percentage of disk space group policy) that determines when the information/warning/error log state is reset. Message logging resumes only after the log state is reset.

When disk space drops below the minimum percentage (for example, 10%), a warning is logged. Additional warnings are not logged until disk space has risen above the minimum percentage + threshold percentage (for example, 10% + 2% = 12%), and then drops again to below the minimum percentage (10%).

Setting a threshold percentage is useful to prevent unnecessary log messages when disk space hovers near the minimum percentage and would otherwise trigger a log message every time the minimum percentage is crossed.

If this group policy is enabled, the percentage that you specify is used.

If this group policy is disabled or not configured, a default value of 2 percent is used.

To use this group policy:

  1. Double click the policy in the right pane of the Group Policy Management Editor.
  2. On the Policy tab, select Enabled.
  3. Specify a percentage.
  4. Click OK to save settings in this policy.

This group policy modifies the spool.diskspace.logstate.reset.threshold setting in the configuration file /etc/centrifyda/centrifyda.conf.