Understanding configuration data formats

All managed configuration data is stored in a standardized format that enables you to identify the source and the destination of the data. The format also enables you to identify what the remote server calls the data and the actual data values. The source information is stored as a bracketed set of paths, followed by the name of the item and its value. For example, the connection_timeout value for a running MySQL server would be: 


In this case, the bracketed path entries specify that the item is part of the global server settings for a MySQL 5 server, and the connection_timeout property has a value of 5.

In the case of a Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) configuration snapshot, the bracketed path segments identify the PHP configuration file that was loaded and the section within that file where the property is located. For example:

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