How to Backup IOP Activity Files

The ControlUp Monitor service exports the Activity Files to be used by IOP (Insights On-Premises) machine to an SMB share. Once IOP recognizes new files it indexes the data within its own internal database. After the files are indexed they are no longer needed and should be backed up.
ControlUp recommends to zip and save them in a different folder/location (i.e NOT in the Activity Files folder).

 Usage notes:

  1. The script MUST run on the machine running IOP.
  2. The user needed to run the script is an IOP Admin (the original Admin account).
    • The password does not contain a $doller sign. 
  3. You need 7zip installed or it's command line version 7za.exe
  4. Please go over the /help section.
  5. Download the script at the bottom of this page.
  6. How to set up a "Scheduled Task" for backing up IOP 'Activity Files' - Link

Example of the Syntax:

Example of the Outcome (moved and zipped to default folder C:\AFB):

In some cases, you will get an error like this:

In order to fix this case,  you will need to"

  • Open the script
  • Navigate to Line 63 in the script is and update the Insights Key:
    $IOPRoot = (Get-ItemProperty HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\`{130753CA-A3B0-449A-8FCA-EFEDD73CA1C0`}).InstallLocation
  • Navigate to HKLM:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall and then find the current ControlUp Insights Key (see image linked below) and replace the current Key.

In this example replace the '130753CA-A3B0-449A-8FCA-EFEDD73CA1C0' with the one in the registry - (38295c6c...) ArchivePS__1_.png

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