View data collected by the insights-client uploader
Red Hat Insights collects specific system metadata for analysis. The
insights-client -- no-upload command enables users to view all of their collected metadata without uploading anything to Red Hat Insights servers, additionally the current list of files and commands can be viewed via the uploader.json leveraged by the client.
insights-client --no-upload command performs a collection test run and saves the output to a local temporary directory,
/var/tmp/ in the example below.
# insights-client --no-upload Attempting to download collection rules from https://cert-api.access.redhat.com/r/insights/v1/static/uploader.json Successfully downloaded collection rules Attempting to download collection rules GPG signature from https://cert-api.access.redhat.com/r/insights/v1/static/uploader.json.asc Successfully downloaded GPG signature Verifying GPG signature of Insights configuration Starting to collect Insights data See Insights data in /var/tmp/dJmbXS/insights-localhost-20151113145133.tar.gz
Excluding data from collection
To exclude specific metadata from being sent from the Insights client, see Opting Out of Sending Metadata from Red Hat Insights Client .