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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. 

The saved logs are useful when troubleshooting problems on yor site, and for generating site activity reports for your clients. 

How long are activity logs stored?

Below you can find the retention time for items in the Watchful logs. Generally speaking, more important logs are stored for longer periods of time. 

Note: On June 23, 2021 the "Original" retention times (below) will change. Retentition times will then be dependent upon the type of plan: Free, Legacy and Premium.

Log nameOriginalFreeLegacyPremium
Uptime monitor is down 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
SSL certificate expired 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Uptime monitor is up 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Site in maintenance mode 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Stale backups 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Admin user changes 7 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Plugin or extension removed from auto updates 10 days 10 days 10 days 12 months
Core removed from auto updates 10 days 10 days 10 days 12 months
Scheduled backups offline 30 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Word not found on homepage 30 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Core update available 30 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
New update available 30 days 31 days 31 days 12 months
Watchful App error 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
System file missing 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Website connection failed 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Site URL changed to HTTPS 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Your custom notes 90 days 31 days 4 months 24 months
Site redirected 90 days 31 days 4 months 24 months
Site URL updated 90 days 31 days 4 months 24 months
New data from Watchful App 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Watchful updated 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Modification of the site IP address 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Modificaion of critical files 90 days 31 days 4 months 12 months
Plugin or extension installed forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
Plugin or extension updated forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
Plugin or extension deleted forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
PHP version modified forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
MySql version modified forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
Web server version modified forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
Core updated forever 31 days 6 months 24 months
Software update failed forever 31 days 6 months 24 months