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Purge status and alert history

Purge status and alert history

You can configure automatic table cleanup to improve performance. Automatic table cleanup is recommended for status and alert history retention.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

If records are older than 90 days, by default they are purged. If records are retained for a longer period, larger volumes of data are stored and performance may be impacted.
Note: Events are purged after 7 days. For information about backing up events to a custom table, seeEvent Management configuration preferences


  1. Navigate to Automated Test Framework > Administration > Table Cleanup.
  2. Shorten the retention period (in seconds) for records of the following tables:
    • Alerts [em_alert] (Default: 7,776,000)
    • Alert History [em_alert_history] (Default: 7,776,000)
    • Impact Status [em_impact_status] (Default: 7,776,000)