This topic explains the aspects of managing the staging area:
In a Real User Analyzer, point to Administration > Data sharing settings, and click Bulk data export.
In the Statistics section, the system displays statistics for the ongoing exports:
Staging area statistics
The displayed information includes the following items:
Because the web sessions might last for hours before they are finally completed (an end user can browse a monitored web site for hours before the session is terminated), the system offers the following options for storing web sessions:
To choose the option of session storage, in the Session Export Mode section, click Edit and select an option.
When the staging area is full, it purges the oldest data to make room for the incoming data, effectively becoming a rolling buffer of exportable data. If the export process is downloading data that must be purged, the export terminates. The system properly closes all the data streams for the export that has been terminated and adds a notification in the statistics file, stating that it was terminated due to rollover.
To purge the staging area data, on the shortcut menu to the right of the staging area statistics, click Purge all staged data.
Purging the staging area temporarily blocks all data from entering or exiting the staging area and immediately terminates all active exports. The system properly closes the data streams and adds a notification to the statistics file, indicating that they are terminated because of the purge.
Changing the system confidentiality policies might purge the contents of the staging area.