Data retention

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Data retention

Data retention in the Portal

Nexthink is able to keep historical data for several years in the database of the Portal. The Portal consolidates the data collected from the Engines and keeps them in permanent storage. The Portal does not store all the individual events, but the results of widget computation.

History Number of devices
Several years

(view by periods of 2 years max)

Up to 150 000

(consult for bigger setups)

Data retention in the Engine

In its turn, the Engine stores real-time data with a greater level of detail than the Portal. All events are kept in volatile memory until the configured maximum is reached. You can browse all the data in the Engine down to the event level with the help of the Finder.

We present in this section several tables that contain an estimation of the number of weeks that correspond to a maximum number of events stored the Engine. Once the maximum is reached, new events replace the oldest ones, which have already been consolidated in the Portal before being dismissed.

Without the Web Monitoring Feature

If the web monitoring feature is not enabled, the data retention periods are expressed as follow (in weeks):

50M events 100M events
5 000 devices 2-3 weeks 4-5 weeks
10 000 devices 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks

With Web Monitoring Feature but for Services Only

If only the services for web monitoring has been enabled, the following data retention periods are expected (in weeks):

50M events 100M events
5 000 devices 2 weeks 4 weeks
10 000 devices 1 week 2 weeks

With Full Web Monitoring Feature

If the web monitoring feature is fully enabled, the following data retention periods are expected (in weeks):

50M events 100M events
5 000 devices 1-2 weeks 2-3 weeks
10 000 devices 1 week 1-2 weeks