Exporting GigaStor data for archiving
You can export your GigaStor -collected data on a scheduled basis. This can be done for archival or backup purposes.
Use the Export tab to configure when and to where your data is saved or to manually export your data. You can manually export your GigaStor data in several file formats or you can schedule Observer to export the data.
Part of what makes the GigaStor searches so quick is that the data is indexed. Any data that is exported to a file is saved, but unindexed. The data remains in the indexed GigaStor file until it is overwritten. The exported data is always available and means you will still have access to the saved packet data, but you must load the capture file into the analyzer before you can search it. Having a good naming convention can help you find your files later.
Note: This process should be completed on the GigaStor probe itself by having the software running in Observer mode rather than Expert Probe. See Switching between the probe and analyzer user interfaces. This may require that you use Remote Desktop to access the system.
1. Redirect the probe instance to the local analyzer if it is not already connected to it. See Connecting to a probe.
2. On the Home tab, in the Capture group, click GigaStor.
3. Click the Settings button to open GigaStor Settings.
4. Click the Export tab.
5. Choose how you want to export the data and in which format (BFR, PCAP, or CAP).
6. Choose to schedule the export so that it can happen automatically.
7. If you want to export data from specific time ranges only, or just export the data on an “as needed” basis, click Manual Export.
8. Choose if you want to have Observer write a progress status every 30 seconds to the Log window.
9. Click OK.