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How long does Watchful store logs?

Below you can find the retention time for items in the Watchful logs.

In short, important things are stored forever; less important things are stored for 90 or 30 days; common notices for 1 or 7 days. 

Logged itemDescriptionRetentition Time
success Successfully connecting to website. 1 day
curl warning Warning returned while communicating with website. 7 days
plugin_value_not_saved Data from a Watchful App is not saved. 7 days
maintenance Website is in maintenance mode (WordPress only) 7 days
validation_time Time required to complete the most recent Early Warning Audit. 7 days
modified_value_canUpdate New updates are available. 7 days
redirection Site URL modified to HTTPS from HTTP. 10 days
backup_completed Backup completed. 30 days
backup_error Backup error. 30 days
cms_update_available New CMS updates are available. 30 days
update_available New plugin/extension updates are available. 30 days
file_not_exists  One or more of the files monitored in the Early Warning Audit is missing. 30 days
curl_error Error returned while communicating with website.  30 days
word_not_in_homepage The specified word to check on the homepage is missing (see also: Uptime Monitoring).  30 days
connection_failed The connection to the website has failed. 90 days
plugin_sends_info Data from a Watchful App has been saved. 90 days
modified_value_w_version The version of the Watchful plugin/extension has changed.  90 days
modified_value_IP The IP address that resolves for the website has changed.  90 days
modified_value_files One or more of the files monitored in the Early Warning Audit has been modified.  90 days
modified_file   90 days
plugin sends error A Watchful App is reporting an error.  90 days
new_extension A new plugin/extension has been installed.  forever
extension_updated A plugin/extension has been updated.   forever
extension_deleted A plugin/extension has been deleted.   forever
modified_value_php_version PHP has been updated on your server.  forever
modified_value_mysql_version MYSQL has been updated on your server.   forever
modified_value_server_version  The web server (eg. Apache/NGINX) has been updated on your server.  forever
cms_version_changed The CMS version has been updated.  forever