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Where is test data stored
08-08-2013, 01:17 AM
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Tongue Where is test data stored
Hello,

I finally have both a private instance of WebPageTest up and running, as well as WPT Monitor and I am really enjoying these tools.

My question is, where is all the test data stored? I dont recall setting up a mysql database. Are they just flat files that I can backup ?

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08-09-2013, 05:35 AM
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RE: Where is test data stored
They are flat files stored in the /results directory on the web server (under the docroot for the webpagetest UI). They are grouped by year/month/day so it's pretty easy to trim old tests.

There are also archive settings you can configure in settings.ini to have it zip each test result and drop them into a separate folder and a cli script (cli/archive.php) that can go through and prune anything locally that is older than X days (the code knows how to restore from the archived zips automatically on access).

For the public instance I have the raw tests on SSD's that are set up to archive off to magnetic after 6 hours and there is a separate script that archives those off to a NAS for long-term backup.
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