What are Activity Logs and how long does Watchful store them?
Activity Logs — or just Logs for short — are the details of your site that we monitor and store. It includes a wide variety of activities on yor server as described in detail below.
How long are activity logs stored?
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 item||Description||Retentition Time|
| ||Successfully connecting to website.||1 day|
| ||Warning returned while communicating with website.||7 days|
| ||Data from a Watchful App is not saved.||7 days|
| ||Website is in maintenance mode (WordPress only)||7 days|
| ||Time required to complete the most recent Early Warning Audit.||7 days|
| ||New updates are available.||7 days|
| ||Site URL modified to HTTPS from HTTP.||10 days|
| ||Backup completed.||30 days|
| ||Backup error.||30 days|
| ||New CMS updates are available.||30 days|
| ||New plugin/extension updates are available.||30 days|
| ||One or more of the files monitored in the Early Warning Audit is missing.||30 days|
| ||Error returned while communicating with website.||30 days|
| ||The specified ||30 days|
| ||The connection to the website has failed.||90 days|
| ||Data from a Watchful App has been saved.||90 days|
| ||The version of the Watchful plugin/extension has changed.||90 days|
| ||The IP address that resolves for the website has changed.||90 days|
| ||One or more of the files monitored in the Early Warning Audit has been modified.||90 days|
| ||90 days|
| ||A Watchful App is reporting an error.||90 days|
| ||A new plugin/extension has been installed.||forever|
| ||A plugin/extension has been updated.||forever|
| ||A plugin/extension has been deleted.||forever|
| ||PHP has been updated on your server.||forever|
| ||MYSQL has been updated on your server.||forever|
| ||The web server (eg. Apache/NGINX) has been updated on your server.||forever|
| ||The CMS version has been updated.||forever|
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