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Essential Microsoft Operations Manager by Chris Fox

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MOM 2005 Reporting Databases

The last two databases that need to be included in your MOM backup and restore plans are the SystemCenterReporting database and the ReportServer database. As mentioned in the previous section, the SystemCenterReporting database is the actual data warehouse where alert, performance, and event data reside for long-term storage. The ReportServer database stores the report definitions, metadata, and any cached reports. In SQL Server Enterprise Manager you will also see the ReportServerTempDB, which is used during the reporting process but does not store any relevant data long term.

SystemCenterReporting Database

This database houses three primary types of data: dimension data, fact data, and snapshot fact data. Each data type is groomed differently

Dimension records are never groomed out of the database, so this data will always exist. Think of this data type as tracking every type of record that has ever existed in its management group. For example, there is a dimension table in the database called SC_AlertResolutionStateDimension_Table. This table contains information about the available alert resolution states. If you create a new alert resolution state, a record (a row in the table) is created here. If you later delete that custom alert resolution state, that change would be reflected in the OnePoint database, but not in the SystemCenterReporting database. This is necessary because even after the custom resolution state is removed from OnePoint, there ...

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