Downloading and Deleting Activity Data
There is a maximum limit on the number of rows in the Activities page. Users who have the Delete permission for the Activity Log can manage its size by downloading and deleting log data.
When the size of the activity log approaches the limit, the users who have Delete permission will receive an email and an alert notification. Further alerts will be sent if the log continues to grow closer to the limit.
When the activity log reaches its limit, final notifications will be sent, and then the oldest rows will be deleted from the system to keep the log size below the limit.
To reduce the size of the log, you can first download part or all of the log as CSV files, and then delete those log entries from the system.
You can also open the Activities page directly from the link in the notification email.
- If you want to filter the activities that you will download, select (Filter).
In the Set Filters dialog, select the filters that you
want to apply and choose a value for each filter.
Time Stamp filters will be overridden by your settings in the Download Activities dialog.Tip
Filtering the activity log can be useful when collecting troubleshooting data, but is usually not necessary for archiving activity log data.
- To remove filters, select Reset to Initial Filters in the Set Filters dialog.
- Select (Download options).
- In the Download Activities dialog, type a file name for the download in the Name field.
Select a Starting Date and an End
Date and select Download.
The rows within the dates and filters that you specified are downloaded as CSV files with up to 75 000 rows each.
- To delete activity data, select the (Delete options) icon.
- In the Delete Activities dialog, select a Time period.
If you choose Specific range, set a Starting
Date and an End Date.
It is recommended to delete the same range that you downloaded. Note that filters applied in the Activities page do not apply to the delete operation.
All activity rows in the specified time period are deleted from the system.