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Set LV storage and search retention period

This SolarWinds Platform topic applies only to the following products:

Hybrid Cloud Observability EssentialsHybrid Cloud Observability Advanced


On the Log and Event Settings page, you can set the number of days for each message type for which messages are stored and searchable in the LV database. The default setting is seven days, but you can adjust it to anywhere from one day to one year.

  1. On the Log Viewer toolbar, click Settings.

  2. Click the Retention tab.

  3. On the Retention tab, enter the total number of days to keep syslog and traps events, and then click Save.*

The Log and Event Settings page (Management tab) also provides links to unmanaged log senders, managed but unlicensed log senders, and log monitoring options.

*The available options will vary based on the SolarWinds Platform products you have installed.