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    How to extract a subset of production Voyager records for use in Primo Sandbox?

    • Product: Voyager, Primo
    • Product Version: All
    • Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct, Direct, Local



    We want to only maintain a recent selection of Voyager records in our Primo Sandbox and don't want to exceed a X number of records. How can we do this?


    No preset process will maintain Primo sandbox at X number of records, but it can be periodically refreshed with a new set of records. 

    1. Create new subdirectory under ../primo/Selective/ where records to be harvested for the sandbox, rather than production, can be written (e.g., ../primo/Selective/
    2. Make a copy PrimoExp-Selective.ini (e.g., PrimoExp-Selective-sb.ini) and have it write records to the directory you created. e.g., BundleDir=/m1/voyager/xxxdb/primo/Selective/ 
    3. Identify records to be extracted. Options: 
      1. Find the highest bib_id and subtract X to get a record range for the set of most recently added bib records. 
      2. Query the db for the most recently added or updated X number of bib records and use the resulting bib_id list in the extract. 
    4. Remove old records, run extract & harvest as needed to update sandbox: 
      1. Run extract on Voyager server to harvest records. See How to run Selective extract. Be sure to use configuration file from step 2.
      2. In the Primo sandbox setup a Delete Data Source and Reload Pipe
        • See Configuring Pipes
        • Select your Voyager Data Source
        • For Harvesting Methods of FTP or SFTP use/m1/voyager/xxxdb/primo/Selective/ as the value for Source Directory.
      3. Run the Delete Data Source and Reload Pipe

    • Article last edited: 22-Jul-2016
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