I would like to analyze on a test environment audit archive file (built on product server). Is it possible to do this?
Hello - unfortunately this is not possible. Here you can see the restrictions of using PI AuditViewer - PI AuditViewer Restrictions . One of which is that AuditViewer must be run on the same machine as the PI Server that generated the audit files.
If you wish to analyze the audit databases on a separate machine, you can export the files as XML. You can do that by following these steps:
1. Open an command prompt
2. Navigate to %piserver%\adm
3. Run pidiag -xa [PathToFile] > audit.xml
The [PathToFile] will be the file location of piarchssAudit.dat, pibasessAudit.dat, or pisnapssAudit.dat (located in %piserver%\log).
Note: Since these files are locked by their respective subsystems, you will either have to stop the subsystem temporarily, or retrieve a copy of the file from a PI Server backup (also in the log directory)
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