You can generate and send an AutoSupport message that contains a performance archive. By default, NetApp technical support receives the AutoSupport message, and the performance archive is uploaded to the NetApp support site. You can specify an alternate destination for the message and upload.
The SMTP transport protocol is not supported when sending messages that include large files, such as performance archive files.
You must specify a start date for the performance archive data that you want to upload. Most storage systems retain performance archives for two weeks, enabling you to specify a start date up to two weeks ago. For example, if today is January 15, you can specify a start date of January 2. If you need help identifying the start date for the performance archive that you want to upload, contact technical support.
In the following example, 4 hours of performance archive files from January 12, 2015 are added to an AutoSupport message and uploaded to the default location, which is the NetApp support site:
cluster1::> system node autosupport invoke-performance-archive -node local -start-date 1/12/2015 13:42:09 -duration 4h
In the following example, 4 hours of performance archive files from January 12, 2015 are added to an AutoSupport message and uploaded to the location specified by the URI:
cluster1::> system node autosupport invoke-core-upload -uri https://files.company.com -core-filename core.4073000068.2013-09-11.15_05_01.nz -node local