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 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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