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Increase Events Retention

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Updated June 1st, 2016


This article provides information on how to increase the data retention for events in order to get data for historical reports (ex: Nodes Down for the past 12 months).


  • All versions of NPM    
  • All versions of SAM 


1. Log into the Orion Web Console with an Account with Admin Privileges

2. Click Settings > Thresholds & Polling > Polling Settings.
2. Look under Database Settings.
3. You can then change the Event Retention to the required value (ex: 365 days).


NOTE: Please note increasing this setting increases the size of your database. This can cause performance issues so please monitor carefully. 


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