KBA-01587: Retention of Audit Trail Data


How long is audit trail data kept?


Technically forever, but if you have set up archiving (highly recommended), then archive records are transferred to the current target archive database after 25 months (by default). The sfChest tool and other inquiry tools only review archive data in the production database.

Additional Comments:

25 months of audit data can add up!

  • Between 3 and 62 million records
  • 62 million records takes about 17GB

KBA-01587; Last updated: November 15, 2016 at 12:44 pm