Friday, November 21, 2014

Extending logging partition on your management station

One of the major challenges when managing Check Point security systems is about log storage. If you are not careful and/or proactive, you can run out space eventually.

It does not matter, how much free space you plan for your logging partition, one day it may not be enough. If this day comes, what are you going to do?

Of course, you can always delete some old logs or just get a bigger box. If latter, then you have to run through a long migration procedure.

What about adding a new storage? There is a way to change Gaia partitioning with LVM management tool, as described in SK95566.

There is even an article about extending logging partition to a new disk drive. Take a look on SK94671. It describes VMware case, but can be in general applicable to any additional HD.