Storage: Disk space and Hard Drive Status

Status > Storage

Local Storage

The Storage page displays the percentage of your Bomgar Appliance’s hard drive space that is in use.

If you enable all recording features on your support sites (session, presentation, and remote shell recordings) or if your overall session count is high, it is common to see a higher amount of disk usage. Note that disk usage of 85-95% is NOT a cause for alarm. If the hard drive should become low on disk space, the appliance is configured to automatically purge the oldest session data and recycle that disk space for new session data.

Specific to the Bomgar B300 Appliance

B300 Local Storage

The B300 uses a Redundant Array of Independent Disks to back up your data. RAID 6 is used to allow the appliance to lose up to 2 of its 4 drives without any data loss. In the event of a failure, remove the corrupted drive and contact Bomgar for a return maintenance authorization and repair or replacement drive. When you replace the damaged drive, that drive will become the hot spare. You do not need to power off the appliance when replacing drives.

Specific to the Bomgar B400 Appliance

B400 Local Storage

The B400 has two sets of logical Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) disks. This RAID configuration includes eight physical disk drives configured into two logical RAID drives: A RAID 1 configuration that is logical disk 0, and a RAID 6 configuration that is logical disk 1.

 

B400 Raid Chassis

If one of the RAID 1 or RAID 6 physical drives fails, no performance impact or data loss will occur. However, second drive failure in the RAID 6 configuration will degrade performance, although it will not cause data loss.

 

Hardware Failure Notification (B300 and B400 Only)

B300
B300 RAID :: Adapter Status

B400
B400 RAID :: Adapter Status

The LEDs on your appliance also indicate your hard drives’ status. Normally, the LEDs will blink to indicate disk activity. Should a hard drive fail, the LED will turn red, and an audible alarm will warn you of the failure. The LED of the hot spare on which the data is being rewritten will blink red until re-synchronization is complete. To turn off the alarm before the system is restored, click the Silence Alarm button on this web interface.